The British Museum has confirmed details of its 2019 exhibition  programme.

The museum’s opening 2019 major exhibition will be Edvard Munch: Love and Angst, on display from the 11th April until the 21st July. Created in collaboration with  the Munch Museum in Oslo, the exhibition will focus mainly on the artist’s experimental prints – an art form which helped to establish his reputation and which he excelled throughout his life.

Meanwhile, from the 23rd May until the 26th August, the museum will present The Citi exhibition : Mangaマンガ. Based in the  Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery, the exhibition will celebrate contemporary manga and digital anime and link them to their historic roots.

From the 10th October, a new display will explore what the Islamic lands have meant to western artists, designers and thinkers over the past 500 years. By using objects from the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia,the British Museum and elsewhere, this show will reconsider five centuries of the west’s long and complex interaction with the Islamic world.

It has also been confirmed that in Autumn 2019, the British Museum will concentrate its attention on the ancient city of Troy – a central place in Greek mythology. The exhibition will tell some of Troy’s fascinating stories as well as presenting some the archaeological discoveries that proved Troy was more than a myth.

Elsewhere, the museum will also be presenting numerous free displays including Rembrandt: thinking on paper (7th February 2019 – 4th August 2019), Playing with money, Sir Stamford Raffles: views of Java, Sumatra and Singapore and Portrait of an artist: Käthe Kollwitz 1867-1945.

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