Preview – Civilisations on Your Doorstep

Civilisatons Episode 2
Picture Shows: Presenter Mary Beard with the Olmec Head (Monument 4) (c. 900 – 400 BCE) - Villahermosa, Mexico. Image Credit: BBC/Nutopia.

Although Civilisations ended this week, there are some other spin-off programmes that still being aired.

In this show, Mary Beard looks at some of great works of art from all other the world, that you can actually find housed in Britain. Beginning with the cabinets of curiosities that were made in the 17th century, she examines Britain’s relationship with the rest of the world in terms of art, and whether it was art we purchased or plundered.

Civilisations on Your Doorstep is on BBC Two at 21.00.