Shakespeare jewels arrive in British Museum shop

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Museum to sell jewellery memorabilia for leading exhibition.

By Deepa Narwani

The British Museum shops has launched an exclusive collection of jewellery, replicas, sculptures and memorabilia as the new BP exhibition Shakespeare: Staging the World.

The British Museum shop, both at the museum and online, sells ranges carefully chosen to reflect the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions at the British Museum.

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The jewellery collection is set to feature necklaces, bracelets and earrings inspired by the jewels of the Shakespearean era, with reference to some of the writer’s most famous works through quotes such as "Above all: to thine own self be true".

The exhibition provides an insight into the emerging role of London as a world city four hundred years ago, interpreted through the innovative perspective of Shakespeare’s plays.

The exhibition features over 190 objects, more than half of which are lent from private and national UK collections, as well as key loans from abroad. It runs from July 19 to November 25. 

 

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