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BookPublication of the proceedings of a conference held to mark the 150th anniversary of the British Museum’s Department of Coins and Medals in 2011. The publication spells out ways forward for numismatic activity and the roles UK museums may play in developing the discipline in the 21st century.
BookThis chronology lists the many hundreds of temporary exhibitions at the British Museum between 1838 and 2012. It includes the full range, from early displays of material in a few dedicated cases documented by a slim handlist of objects, to large-scale exhibitions accompanied by fully-illustrated catalogues.
BookThis publication examines the increasingly important role of the conservation scientist. Conservation science, where scientists develop an understanding of why and how museum objects deteriorate, and research into methods and materials for arresting that deterioration, has become a specialism in its own right. The importance of adequate communication between the...
BookPast Practice Future Prospects is the proceedings of an international conference held at The British Museum in September 2001. The 32 papers discuss the history of the conservation of antiquities, and of fine and applied art from the 18th to the 20th centuries from three different viewpoints: the contributions made...
Oddy, Andrew ; Smith, Sandra
BookA survey of visitors to the British Museum in 1982–3.
BookThis publication provides an historical overview of access to the British Museum from 1753 to 1836.
BookAfter his death Charles Townley’s collection of classical sculpture was acquired by The British Museum where it is now displayed in the Wolfson Galleries. In 1992 his personal papers were purchased, placed with the Museum’s Central Archive and subsequently arranged and listed by the author. This resultant catalogue lists the...
Hill, Susan J.