The British Museum: A History (Peoples of the Past) ebook
by David M. Wilson
The British Museum is the oldest publicly funded museum in the world. This volume tells the story of the collections, the buildings that house them, and the people who have administered and curated them since its foundation in 1753. See all Product description.
The British Museum is the oldest publicly funded museum in the world.
Sir David Mackenzie Wilson (born 30 October 1931) is a British archaeologist, art historian, and museum curator, specialising in Anglo-Saxon art and the Viking Age. From 1977 until 1992 he served as the Director of the British Museum, where he had previously worked, from 1955 to 1964, as an assistant keeper
The British Museum, print made by Augustus Butler.
The British Museum, print made by Augustus Butler. View Collection online. The first national public museum of the world. The British Museum was founded in 1753 and opened its doors in 1759. History of the Museum.
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the origins of the British Museum can be traced to a single ma. He also acquired other people's collections, most importantly a huge body of material, chiefly antiquities, assembled by his rich friend William Courten.
the origins of the British Museum can be traced to a single man. In 1753, Sir Hans Sloane, a 92-year-old physician and the greatest collector of his time, bequeathed his accumulation of some 71,000 objects, a library and herbarium to the nation. This act of generosity led to the establishment of what is now the oldest public museum in the world.
The British Museum: A History. The Forgotten Collector: Augustus Wollaston Franks of the British Museum (Walter Neurath Memorial Lectures). The Viking Achievement: The Society and Culture of Early Medieval Scandinavia (Sidgwick & Jackson Great Civilizations Series). Peter Godfrey Foote, David M. Wilson. The Anglo-Saxons (Pelican). The Vikings Activity Book (British Museum Activity Books . David M. Anglo-Saxon Paganism.
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More museums and galleries. Here you can learn about the science of the past, and the science of today. Here you can see pictures of famous people. The British Museum in Great Russell Street is the biggest museum in Britain, and the oldest museum in the world. There are 94 galleries (it is a four kilometre walk through all these galleries), a reading room, and bookshops. It also has an IMAX cinema. There are faces from the past - pictures of kings and queens, and of William Shakespeare - and faces from today - from Prince William to David Beckham. Tate Britain is at Millhank, past Lambeth Bridge. It is the home of British art, from the year 1500 to today.
The British Museum, was established in 1753 and open, free of charge to all studious .
The British Museum, was established in 1753 and open, free of charge to all studious and curious Persons. In 1997, the books were relocated yet again to the newly built British Library on Euston Road and the old Reading Room transformed into an exhibition space, a move that provided the catalyst to revitalize the old courtyard.