British Museum to give live tours over Periscope

Live-streaming apps may have become a new way for social types to show their vanity, but they're also great tools for delivering slices of world culture to people's mobile phones. That's exactly what the British Museum hopes to do with its popular exhibit Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art, which will be the focus of a live tour over Twitter's Periscope app. The museum has British historian and broadcaster Dan Snow on hand to lead a 30 minute journey through the exhibition's white marble statues, terracotta works, bronzes and ornate vases. There'll also be the chance to post questions using the iOS and Android app.

If Greek art is your thing, or you're simply interested in learning more, the British Museum will share the Periscope link on its official Twitter account at around 1:30pm ET (6:30pm BST) today. If it comes at a bad time, the Periscope tour will remain available for 24 hours and will also be posted to the Museum's Facebook and YouTube channel the day after.