Museums in Britain

Museums in Britain : A History

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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 behind.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 64 pages
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Digital)
  • Bloomsbury Shire
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 73 col
  • 0747815267
  • 9780747815266

Table of contents

1. Stories of the Past / 2. Repositories of Curiosities / 3. Museums for the Masses / 4. Modern Times / 5. Looking Forward / Places to Visitshow more

About Christine Garwood

Christine Garwood is an author and researcher specialising in nineteenth-century social history and the history of science. She has published on topics as diverse as Victorian environmentalism, quack medicine, popular astronomy and the history of ideas.show more