This elegant desk diary takes the theme of the last 250 years of The British Museum and illuminates the story with humorous quotations and fascinating images taken from a range of archival and contemporary material. In addition to marking important dates in the Museums history, such as its first opening to the public, the diary also takes a more lighthearted and personal view: some of the stranger gifts to the museum include, for example, a monstrous pig and a shoe struck by lightning. The short essays spanning the Museums history provide a potted history of the museum and those people who helped to make it what it is today. In addition, the diary is highly practical, the weeks to view allowing plenty of room for notes and scribbles, and packed with useful everyday information.
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Book Description British Museum Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0714127736
Book Description British Museum Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition. 136 pages. 9.70x7.50x0.60 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0714127736