The British Museum A Z Companion

Author: Marjorie Caygill
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 9781579583033
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Empire's Children looks at works at by Rudyard Kipling, Frances Hodgson Burnett, E. Nesbit, Hugh Lofting, A.A. Milne, and Arthur Ransome for the ways these writers consciously and unconsciously used the metaphors of empire in their writing for children.

The Collections Of The British Museum

Author: British Museum
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ISBN: 9780714127590
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The collections of The British Museum span all cultures and all ages, ranging from ancient Egyptian mummies to masterpieces of Greek and Roman art; from Celtic gold to Japanese paintings and traditional textiles from Africa. Today the Museum is bringing its collections up to date, and this highly illustrated book also features many recent acquisitions from all over the world. In his introduction the present Director, Robert Anderson, outlines the historical background to the Museum's recent redevelopment programme and offers an insight into the diverse range of activities engaged by this great storehouse of the world's culture. A final chapter outlines the work of conservation and scientific research.

The British Museum

Author: British Museum
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The British Museum

Author: Marjorie Caygill
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Building The British Museum

Author: Marjorie Caygill
Editor: British Museum Press
ISBN: 9780714121642
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The British Museum

Author: David Mackenzie Wilson
Editor: British Museum Publications Limited
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`This is the story of the British Museum, the oldest and greatest publicly funded museum in the world'. In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the museum in 2003, this book documents the enormous changes that have taken place to the building, its collection, its staff, and its role in society. Essentially a chronological history from the founding of the first collection upon the death of Sir Hans Sloane in 1753, through to the present day, David Wilson presents a detailed discussion of the setting up of the museum, its opening to the public, its educational and research functions and the collections that it houses from around the world. Discussing the benefactors, collectors, excavators, curators, the museum staff and administration, the public who visit the museum and the relationship between the museum and the government and other financial institutions, he shows how the British Museum remains the most respected and internationally recognised museum of its kind.

Faint Whispers From The Oracle

Author: Maffia, Glenn
Editor: ASLAN Publishing House
ISBN: 8394426956
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Enlightening The British

Author: Robert Geoffrey William Anderson
Editor: British Museum Publications Limited
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A collection of conference papers on the 'Enlightenment in Britain', this volume includes essays by leading scholars that throw new light on how the British Museum reacted to the great social, scientific and religious upheaval that characterised the Age of Englightenment.

A Companion To English Renaissance Literature And Culture

Author: Michael Hattaway
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470998725
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This is a one volume, up-to-date collection of more than fifty wide-ranging essays which will inspire and guide students of the Renaissance and provide course leaders with a substantial and helpful frame of reference. Provides new perspectives on established texts. Orientates the new student, while providing advanced students with current and new directions. Pioneered by leading scholars. Occupies a unique niche in Renaissance studies. Illustrated with 12 single-page black and white prints.