British Museum to Give Livestreamed Tours Over Periscope

By Nick Cowen on at

If you fancy taking in some culture this evening but you don't want to get your backside off the sofa, The British Museum has you covered. This evening at 6:30pm local time, the British Museum will be broadcasting a virtual tour of its exhibit Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek Art.

The broadcast is going to be streamed over Twitter's Periscope app and hosted by TV historian Dan Snow.

According to The British Museum's official website:

"Dan will invite all those watching to join in with his journey around the exhibition, getting up close to iconic white marble statues, exquisite works in terracotta and beautiful bronzes and fascinating vases. As the tour progresses, viewers will be able to submit their questions via Twitter and the Periscope app and these will be put to exhibition curator Ian Jenkins in a one-off interactive Q & A hosted live by Dan Snow."

So if you're into classical-era art – and let's face it, who isn't – tune in this evening to take the tour on Periscope. If you aren't able to make it, the stream will remain online for 24 hours after its broadcast time, so you have until tomorrow evening to catch it. You weren't doing anything on Friday night, right?