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Museums in Britain: A History (Shire Library)

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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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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 Visit

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747811961
Author:
Garwood, Christine
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Antiques-General
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Library
Series Volume:
703
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 MONO; 40 COLOUR
Pages:
70
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.82 x 0.23 in 0.32 lb

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Museums and Collections
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Antiques » General

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"Synopsis" by , 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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