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History of Museums in Britain

Garwood, Christine

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ISBN 10: 0747811962 / ISBN 13: 9780747811961
Published by Shire Publications
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From global icons like the British Museum and the Ashmolean to the many hundreds of small collections to be found across the country, museums are at the very centre of our heritage. This book looks at museums in our culture and history as a whole, tracing the social shifts and trends which have affected them and of which they have been part. Series: Shire Library. Num Pages: 64 pages, Illustrations (some col.). BIC Classification: 1DBK; GM; HBJD1; HBTB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 210 x 149 x 6. Weight in Grams: 148. Good clean copy. 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KCD0020398

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Title: History of Museums in Britain

Publisher: Shire Publications

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Museums are at the heart of the nation's cultural life, bastions of Britishness in almost every major city and town. Together they detail myriad aspects of our heritage: from lawnmowers to cuckoo clocks, pencils to chairs, there seems to be no end to the subject matter deemed worthy of collection and public display. This overview of museums in Britain traces their development from 'cabinets of curiosity' to large scale visitor attractions, taking in broad social shifts and trends as well as the collectors, eccentrics and visionaries and the legacies they have left.

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Christine Garwood is an author and researcher with a specialism in nineteenth-century social history and the history of science. She gained her Ph.D in 1998 from the University of Leicester and has since gone on to publish books and articles on topics as diverse as Victorian environmentalism, quack medicine, popular astronomy and the history of ideas. Her book, Flat Earth: The History of an Infamous Idea was widely reviewed in publications such as the Sunday Times, Telegraph, New Scientist and BBC History Magazine.

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