Internationales Archiv Fur Ethnographie Volume 11

Internationales Archiv Fur Ethnographie Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...eine Sammlung von den Battak empfangen. XVIII. South Kensington Museum, Lon 22 don.--It is a well known fact that some of the collections of this Musoum are placed in the provisional and insufficient buildings originating from one of the great international exhibitions. Now we read in Nature (June 3, 1897) with respect to this deplorable condition the following communication: The Select Commitee of the House of Commons appointed to inquire into the administration of the museums of the Science and Art Department has presented an interim report calling attention to the peril of destruction by fire, to which the collections at the South Kensington Museum are exposed. After describing the general character of the buildings and their inflammable structure, the Committee conclude their report with the following observation: -This necessity of providing buildings suitable for the exhibition of the objects of art and science collected at South Kensington has been long under the consideration of successive Governments. Your Committee regard it as their immediate duty to lay before the House of Commons by means of an interim report their very strong opinion that permanent buildings for the adequate acco modation of the collections at the South Kensington Museum should be proceeded with, without delay. They are of opinion that it will be a source of grave discredit to the country if the settlement of this matter, which has been the subject of consideration by Government for many years, and of endless correspondence between the departments concerned, is any longer delayed." It is very pleasing to see...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123697123X
  • 9781236971234