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.


  1. #1 DianaGainer
    December 10, 2008

    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. #2 Martin R
    December 11, 2008

    Yeah, I should definitely get a Minnesotan impressario! And ask him politely not to book me for gatherings of white supremacists.

  3. #3 Melchior
    January 5, 2009

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

  4. #4 Martin R
    January 6, 2009

    Try checking the box to filter “images only”. Many objects have pix, but not all.

  5. #5 Hawkeye
    January 17, 2009

    I found my favorite god, his holiness Tezcatlipoca:

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