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 British Museum

Author: Marjorie Caygill
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The British Museum

Author: British Museum
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Building The British Museum

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

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.

Faint Whispers From The Oracle

Author: Maffia, Glenn
Editor: ASLAN Publishing House
ISBN: 8394426956
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Faint Whispers From The Oracle

Author: Glenn Maffia
Editor: ASLAN Publishing House
ISBN: 8395313020
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This book offers a unique insight into the remarkable Greco-Roman archaeology which surrounds the Temple of Apollo at Didyma, the second most important oracular sanctuary in antiquity. The author has expunged the stuffy and meticulous language of the academicians to breathe vibrancy into the narrative which brings to light the complexities of both the ancient world and the ongoing conundrums afflicting the archaeological site today. This book is also an attempt to galvanize the Turkish authorities into sanctioning a thorough excavation of this most important site in ancient Asia Minor. The second edition of the book reflects important developments that occurred around and within the extensive archaeological site of the Temple throughout 2018.

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.