A bronze head of a Roman Emperor, found by a University of Liverpool professor
The Listening Service joins the BBC's Civilisations season to sound the divine in music.
A look at the formative role art and imagination have played in the forging of humanity.
Professor Mary Beard explores images of the human body in ancient art.
Simon Schama explores one of our deepest artistic urges - the depiction of nature.
Professor Mary Beard broaches the controversial topic of religion and art.
Simon Schama examines how traditions developed in the years following the Renaissances.
David Olusoga shows how art was always on the frontline when distant cultures met.
Simon Schama starts his meditation on colour and civilisation in Amiens and Chartres.
David Olusoga explores the artistic reaction to imperialism in the 19th century.
Simon Schama explores the fate of art in the machine- and profit-driven world.
When people risk their lives for art
Art from across England that offers a fascinating insight into our pasts.
Artist Anselm Kiefer’s war on forgetting confronts Germany's Nazi past head-on.
How the Māori community turned the tables on colonial art.
The First World War changed the work of Brian Hatton before his tragic death.
Visit OpenLearn, the OU’s home of free learning, to discover more about art history.
The story of a masterpiece created by a genius of the Industrial Revolution.
Explore this hidden cradle of television in immersive 360 video.
Glorious examples of stained glass windows captured with immersive 360 video.
The Killing Fields: The Knowledge Seeker is reincarnated throughout history.
Colour is complicated and, at times, a controversial topic
Explore 5 masterpieces of European painting.
The worshippers of Dionysos, also known as Bacchus, took drinking very seriously.
The wealth and status of nations was once communicated via the exchange of wild animals.
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Viv Jones' audio companion to the BBC Two series is taking us on some intriguing tangents
This palace in Punjab province is home to the world's biggest mural
A 19th Century secret mission by Japanese students to Oldham that launched a car company
Soraya Syed combines this intricate artform with modern technology.
Uncover the secrets of Butser Ancient Farm, available for Android and Apple devices.
Harvard professor Maya Jasanoff on why civilisation isn't the opposite of barbarism.
Celebrated for landscape shots, he also captured images of interned Japanese-Americans.
Art UK's public collections of oil paintings are rich in stories of civilisations.
Watch Mary Beard and Simon Schama reveal the stories behind the series.
Explore thousands of years of visual culture with Viv Jones' audio series.
Five amazing works by 20th Century artists inspired by the sport of boxing.
Mary Beard writes about bold debates, sex and how ancient Egyptian cake changed her.
Find events near you and bring beautiful artefacts into the palm of your hand.
Find out who the ancient Maya were, where they lived and what they did.
Watch all 13 episodes of Kenneth Clark's 1969 series on BBC iPlayer.
The decapitated bronze head of a Roman emperor was discovered by a Liverpool professor
Why did a community set an artist free to create Lion Man over 40,000 years ago?
Thousands of years of visual culture explored on the BBC and beyond.
Contrary to the traditional view of them, it turns out that Neanderthals were artists.
Highlights from museums, galleries and libraries around the country, via Museum Crush.
The earliest large-scale example of narrative art in Britain was discovered by chance
Experts have highlighted intriguing details within each of these masterpieces.
From prehistoric society to modern crafts, the story of Wessex in the wider world.
Since before Roman times people have gone in search of healing, relaxation and revelation
The wider global collapse with lessons for our own 21st Century.
Digital collaborations with UK museums and arts institutions.
Looking forward to BBC Two's global history of art.
The TV trailer for the epic new series.