There’s a small room on the right as you go in the main entrance of the British Museum. It is there that I met Yi Chen, curator of the ‘The Asahi Shimbun Displays. Feeding history: the politics of food’ exhibition, which is on from 28 Feb – 27 May 2019. In this video, she takes us on a tour of the objects on display in this small exhibition and discusses their meaning.
The aim of showing the few objects and the text around the wall is to help people make connections between objects that are often displayed as fine art items, or historical pieces of technology, and ground them in their relation to food, power and control then and now. If you are in London then do take a look. For details click here.
You might also find a couple of other posts about food history of interest too. One is my conversation with Dr Polly Russell from the British Library and co-presenter of BBC TV programmes such as Back in Time for Tea and Back in Time for Dinner. The other is my interview with Dr Eileen White on why ‘There’s more to cookery books than recipes’.