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The British Museum

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A storehouse of civilisation, the British Museum is today a leading centre of scholarship, and, on occasion, the subject of accusations questioning its rights to some of the collec...
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A storehouse of civilisation, the British Museum is today a leading centre of scholarship, and, on occasion, the subject of accusations questioning its rights to some of the collection’s ancient artefacts. This timely and engaging history tells the fascinating story of how and why the British Museum came into being. Founded in 1753, the museum is a product and symbol of the 18th-century Enlightenment, its collections bringing together the vital ‘stuff’ to enable the widest intellectual experiment to take place. Discover how the museum’s site was chosen, from whom its collections developed, and its subsequent expansion and diversification – both as a collection and as a building – from the early 19th to the 21st century. And discover the controversy occasioned by some of its acquisitions, and the legacy and influence of the museum nationally and globally.
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Hardback with ribbon marker
21 x 14.5cm
208 pages
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Overall product rating 4/5
13 June 2020
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Lovely book, full of fascinating history and interesting information. Only disappointment was that the cover was scrunched up and creased on one side so I'm going to try to iron it. Not worth sending back as the info is the same and that's what we're really interested in - but it won't be used as a 'coffee' table book on show as a result - never mind.