The collections of the British Museum

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Statementedited by Sir David M. Wilson.
ContributionsWilson, David M. 1931-, British Museum.
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Open LibraryOL15166856M
ISBN 100714116823

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The British Museum has about eight million objects in its collection, half of these you can see on the British Museum collection database. Enjoy some of the earliest objects created by man to works by contemporary artists. Choose from curated collections below, including desire, love, identity and death and memory, as well as the Americas.

British Museum exhibition catalogues Sort by Featured Best selling Alphabetically, A-Z Alphabetically, Z-A Price, low to high Price, high to low Date, old to new Date, new to old Browse our collection of exhibition catalogues from current and past shows at the British Museum together with collection catalogues and children's books.

Marjorie Caygill has published numerous books and articles about the history of the British Museum and the collections. These include The Story of the British Museum, The British Museum Reading Room and The British Museum: by: 2.

Exhibition history Exhibited: 24 Mar Jun, Australia, Canberra, National Gallery of Australia, Civilization: Ancient Treasures from the British Museum, cat. no 28 Jun Sep, Australia, Melbourne, Museum of Victoria, Civilization: Ancient Treasures from the British Museum, cat. no 20 Oct-9 Dec, Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Treasures of.

Medical subjects are a popular theme here. You’ll find plenty of organs and other relevant details to color, compliments of Boston’s Countway Library’s Center for the History of Medicine, London’s Royal College of Physicians, and the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (aka the Mütter Museum).

The coloring book of the Richardson-Sloane Special. Organized by The New York Academy of Medicine Library, there are over institutions that have compiled free adult coloring books as well as free coloring book pages for reflects the materials that they hold in their collections.

The range of participating organizations and their available subject matter is impressive; from rare books to scientific. 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 5/5(2).

The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the Director: Hartwig Fischer.

The Royal manuscripts are one of the "closed collections" of the British Library (i.e. historic collections to which new The collections of the British Museum book is no longer added), consisting of some 2, manuscripts collected by the sovereigns of England in the "Old Royal Library" and given to the British Museum by George II in They are still catalogued with call numbers using the prefix "Royal" in the.

Download RIS citations. TY - BOOK TI - The history of the collections contained in the Natural history departments of the British museum VL - v.1 (). The Museum's 80 million specimens form the world’s most important natural history collection. The scientific community is using the collection to answer key questions about the past, present and future of the solar system, the geology of our planet and life on Earth.

Search for staff. Find a specimen. Botany collections. Collections. Of the Museum's 80 million specimens, only a tiny fraction ever go on display. Uncover colourful stories behind the specimens, meet collectors and curators past and present and read about their contributions to our understanding of the natural world.

The Library is home to hundreds of archival collections and oversingle manuscripts, books, prints, photographs, and ephemera documenting the history of what is now the Northeast, Midwest, and South of the United States, as well as the Atlantic and Central regions of Canada, from the colonial era through the end of World War II.

“The British Museum acknowledges the difficult histories of some of its collections, including the contested means by which some collections have been acquired such as through military action Author: Dalya Alberge.

The British Museum Was a Wonder of Its Time—But Also a Product of Slavery A new book explores the little-known life and career of Hans Sloane, whose collections led to the founding of the Author: Lorraine Boissoneault. The British Library’s collection includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound.

Many of our digital collections provide material for free online. Please come to our Reading Rooms to access material that isn’t available online. Read our subject guides to find out more about our core research areas.

Alderson, Brian, Sing a Song for Sixpence: the English Picture-Book Tradition and Randolph Caldecott (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press in association with the British Library, ) Attar, Karen (ed.), Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

3rd edn (London: Facet, ) (entry D4. Another important part of the collection comprises the arts of the book. The relocation of the British Library, originally part of the Museum, to its current home at St Pancras inresulted in manuscripts and books being housed at St Pancras, while albums and single-page works remained in the Museum.

million artifacts, works of art, and specimens in the Smithsonian's collections. million of these specimens and artifacts are held by the National Museum of Natural History. 16 million digital records available online through the Collections Search Center.

million library volumes held by Smithsonian Libraries. Cultural institutions around the world have many types of coloring pages available for free download as part of an initiative known as #ColorOurCollections. Spanning historical scenes to medical marvels, the initiative’s website features all.

The Museum of the World – an interactive experience through time, continents and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history. The project is a partnership between the British Museum and Google Cultural Institute.

For the first time ever, discover objects from the British Museum’s collection from prehistory to. British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology,Hampson, George Francis, Sir, 10th bart., Catalogue of the specimens of Mammalia in the collection of the British Museum.

British Museum (Natural History). Department of Zoology. Gray, John Edward, Type. Book Material. Published material.

Publication info. London,Printed. From ancient Chinese ceramics to Alexander McQueen evening dresses, take an incredible journey through years of human creativity with our online collections. Explore collection. Theatre & Performance. Explore collection.

Explore collection. Raphael Cartoons. Explore collection. Explore the Collections. Periods and Styles. British Museum has books on Goodreads with ratings. British Museum’s most popular book is British Museum Guide.

Internet Archive BookReader Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Link to the book Embed a mini Book Reader 1 page 2 pages Open to this page. Finished. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology.

Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology ← Back to item details. The British Museum's collections include numerous inscribed objects, scripts and pictorial reliefs which provide such evidence.

There is, for example, a Babylonian clay tablet which records Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem in BC, as narrated in the book of Jeremiah. The museum's significant Medieval and Renaissance holdings have been described as the "best university medieval collection in America" (Charles Little, Metropolitan Museum of Art) and "one of the six best medieval collections overall in America" (Neil Stratford, Keeper Emeritus of Medieval and Later Antiquities, British Museum).

The British Library is a major research library, with items in many languages and in many formats, both print and digital: books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, videos, play-scripts, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints, drawings.

The Library's collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial holdings of manuscripts and Director: Roly Keating (chief executive, since 12. By the time the British Museum was built to house his collection, new narratives were being conjured out of all those whale vertebrae, the Mughal jewellery and a stuffed striped donkey from the.

Stay up-to-date on the Museum's Open Access initiative, which makes more thanimages of public-domain artworks from The Met collection available for free and unrestricted use.

The Met Store Explore publications and products inspired by The Met collection, which spans 5, years of culture from around the world. Drawing on the British Museum’s wide-ranging collections, this chapter provides a contextual analysis of political art across Asia, covering the period from approximately towhich covers the end of the Cultural Revolution, Mao’s death and the end of the Vietnam War.

In the original natural history collections were transferred to a new building in South Kensington to form the Natural History Museum, and in the British Museum’s library was joined by an act of Parliament with a number of other holdings to create the British Library.

About half the national library’s holdings were kept at the. Later collections include models of some of the best-known buildings of the twentieth century, from private dwellings to large scale urban developments. The models can be accessed through the RIBA Architecture Study Rooms at the V&A, with some material stored offsite.

Please book an appointment to see material from this collection. Based on the unrivaled collections of the British Museum, this extensively illustrated book is a superb introduction to the art of the ancient Near East from the eighth millennium B.C. to Alexander the Great.

Often described as the cradle of civilization, the ancient Near East was the birthplace of writing, monumental sculpture, and wheel-made pottery. The museum is housed in the imposing neoclassical building, built at the end of the 19th century in designs by L.

Lange and eventually formed by Ernst Ziller. Its exhibition grounds, dozens of halls on each floor, cover an area of 8, m². and houses the five major permanent collections: The Collection of Prehistoric Antiquities, which.

John Taylor is the curator of the ‘Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead‘ exhibition, a hugely popular programme that opened at the British Museum in November, In this article he expands on one of the most popular and fascinating objects to have appeared: The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead.

Whether about science, music, history, or religion, books and manuscripts have always been precious sources of knowledge and objects of high value - not only for their didactic and historiographical importance but also for their inherent aesthetic qualities as individual works of art.

Sotheby's Museum Network visits the 10 best collections in museums around the : Alice Cavallo. The British Museum and British Museum Shop use cookies to ensure you have the best browsing experience, to improve functionality and to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

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Enlightenment Architectures is a Leverhulme funded research project based at the British Museum which investigates Sir Hans Sloane’s () original manuscript catalogues of his collections. It seeks to understand their highly complex information architecture and the intellectual legacies of this 'meta-data of the Enlightenment’.

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Curator's corner LGBTQ badges in the British Museum 27 February Read story. The British Museum Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DG United Kingdom +44 (0)20 [email protected] Museum of Natural History Central Park West New York, NY Phone: Open daily from 10 am - pm except on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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