The Atomic Apocalypse

For the classroom

General view of "Atomic Apocalypse" by the Linares Family


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War from "Atomic Apocalypse"


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Famine from "Atomic Apocalypse"


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Pestilence from "Atomic Apocalypse"


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Mexican Day of the Dead

Source: britishmuseum.org

A selection from the huge collection of objects in the British Museum connected with the Mexican Day of the Dead – you can move forward and back in the search.

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/search.aspx?searchText=Day+of+the+Dead&images=true&page=6

"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse", woodcut by Albrecht Dürer; AD 1497-1498


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"The Fifth Plague of Egypt"; print by JMW Turner; AD 1808

Source: britishmuseum.org

In the Old Testament of the Bible there are many examples of God visiting his vengeance on wrong-doers. This print depicts Pestilence, one of the Plagues of Egypt inflicted on the Pharaoh for keeping the Israelites in slavery.

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details/collection_image_gallery.aspx?assetId=85780&objectId=1556284&partId=1

"The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah"; print by John Martin; AD 1832

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?searchText=Four%20HOrsemen&images=true&people=127877&ILINK|34484,|assetId=387502&objectId=1457023&partId=1

UK CND March for the Future anti-nuclear protest badge


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A US news report on HIV/AIDS from 1982, recently uploaded to You Tube with a fundamentalist Christian caption

Source: youtube.com

See this video on youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7lU3c9STYc


Source: britishmuseum.org

Collection search: images of many badges for a wide range of causes can be found on the British Museum website. This search has used the filters: badge, paper, 1945 – 2014 and Europe. These filters can be changed and a free text term inserted. All images can be downloaded for classroom use.

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/search.aspx?images=true&place=41618&from=ad&fromDate=1945&to=ad&toDate=2014&object=24130&material=18090

Outside the classroom

Here are some relevant museums and sites to visit.

Living and dying: the Wellcome Trust Gallery, British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org

The Wellcome Collection, London

Source: wellcomecollection.org

Visit the site http://www.wellcomecollection.org/

Science Museum, London

Source: sciencemuseum.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

The Gordon Museum, King’s College, London

Source: kcl.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.kcl.ac.uk/gordon/collection/index.aspx

St Mungo Museum of religious life and art, Glasgow

Source: glasgowlife.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/st-mungos/Pages/default.aspx

Museum of Health and Medicine for Wales, Cardiff

Source: cardiff.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/libraries/scolar/special/science/museum.html

Thinktank: Birmingham Science Museum

Source: thinktank.ac

Visit the site http://www.thinktank.ac/thinktank

Imperial War Museums

Source: iwm.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.iwm.org.uk/

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