British Museum Launches On-Line Catalogue


Gold disc brooch from King’s Field, early 7th century. This cloisonné ornament has lost all the garnets that originally filled its gold-walled cells. BM 1028.a.’70.

From my buddy Barry Ager at the British Museum comes big news: the museum has launched a state-of-the-art on-line catalogue. Search here.

In Stockholm, being aye-tee savvy Scandies, we have of course had this sort of thing for years and years already at the Museum of National Antiquities. Search here. But admittedly our collections don’t quite have the BM’s scope.


5 thoughts on “British Museum Launches On-Line Catalogue

  1. By the way, we have a lot of Scandy-descended folks in the northern portion of the Midwest. I don’t suppose you’d be interested in a visit, would you, to speak to the locals about their heritage? You could show slides of this sort of thing, that Djurhamn Sword, those big-eyed folk on the Die from Zealand, talk about Gefelte Fish and tell a few Olaf jokes? I think they’d eat it up. Maybe even pay you handsomely. Especially if you found a college or museum whose auspices you could do it through.


  2. Is it possible to load images in the catalogue? I can’t seem to locate any entries with photographs of the collection.


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