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Collecting the World: The Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane

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Collecting the World: The Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane

James Delbourgo

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Museums & museology; Colonialism & imperialism

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Hans Sloane was the greatest collector of his time, and one of the greatest of all time. His name is familiar today through... [more]

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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures

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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the...

Charlie English

Museums & museology; History; African history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -

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`An exemplary work of investigative journalism that is also a wonderfully colourful book of history and travel' Observer,... [more]

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The Hermitage: The Biography of a Great Museum

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The Hermitage: The Biography of a Great Museum

Geraldine Norman

Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; Museums & museology; History

Hardback

Tells the story of the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, from its time as a showcase for the art treasures of the Tsars,... [more]

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The British Museum: Storehouse of Civilizations

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The British Museum: Storehouse of Civilizations

James Hamilton

Museums & museology; History; Social & cultural history

Hardback

A concise history of one of the world's greatest and most comprehensive museum collections, from its founding in 1753 to the... [more]

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Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums - And Why They Should Stay There

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Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums...

Tiffany Jenkins (Sociologist, writer, and broadcaster)

Art & Architecture; Museums & museology

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The story of how the museums of the West acquired their fabulous collections, from the Benin Bronzes to Native American sacred... [more]

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Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums

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Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums

Nicholas Serota

Literary essays; Museums & museology; History

Paperback

From Julian Barnes to Tim Winton, great writers give us personal tours of... [more]

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The Wall: Rome's Greatest Frontier

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The Wall: Rome's Greatest Frontier

Alistair Moffat

Memorials, monuments; Museums & museology; History; British & Irish history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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New edition of Alistair Moffat's bestselling The Wall [more]

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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures

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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the...

Charlie English

Museums & museology; History; African history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -

Paperback

Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary... [more]

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Treasures of the New-York Historical Society

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Treasures of the New-York Historical Society

Louise Mirrer

Art styles not defined by date; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; Museums & museology; History; Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides

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Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society is New York City's oldest museum, with a rich history of scholarship, research,... [more]

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Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums

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Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums

Maggie Fergusson

Literary essays; Museums & museology; History

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Who doesn't love a good museum? Whether grand and impressive, or irreverent and amusing, museums are places to lose - and... [more]

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Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

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Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

Silke Ackermann

Museums & museology; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides

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Part of the acclaimed Director's Choice series, an insight is offered into the Museum of the History of Science by the Director's... [more]

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Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to the Present

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Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to...

Erin Thompson

Art & Architecture; Museums & museology; Social & cultural history

Hardback

A riveting account of private art collectors' passion from Roman times to the present [more]

$41.95

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Using Non-Textual Sources: A Historian's Guide

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Using Non-Textual Sources: A Historian's Guide

Catherine Armstrong (Loughborough University, UK)

Museums & museology; Research methods: general; History; History: theory & methods

Paperback

Using Non-Textual Sources provides history students with the theoretical background and skills to interpret non-textual sources.... [more]

$35.99

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The Making Of Mona

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The Making Of Mona

Adrian Franklin

Art & Architecture; Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; Museums & museology

Hardback

Adrian Franklin, professor of sociology at the University of Tasmania, has pieced together the story of the creation of MONA,... [more]

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Theatre and Museums

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Theatre and Museums

Susan Bennett

Theatre Studies; Museums & museology; Cultural studies

Paperback

Bennett explores the relationship between theatre and museums, looking particularly at the collaborative processes that intertwine... [more]

$17.95  $5.00

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The Archimedes Palimpsest Publications

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The Archimedes Palimpsest Publications

Reviel Netz (Stanford University, California), William Noel, Nigel Wilson (University of Oxford), Natalie Tchernetska

Museums & museology; Classical history & classical civilisation; Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

Hardback

The result of a trailblazing project to recover lost texts from the ancient world, these books describe and illustrate the... [more]

$400.00

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Introductions to Chinese Culture

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Introductions to Chinese Culture

Xianyao Li (Beijing Normal University), Zhewen Luo

Museums & museology; History; Asian history

Paperback

A great number of objects and artifacts have been preserved on China's vast territory, many of which are now on display in... [more]

$22.95

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Science for the Nation: Perspectives on the History of the Science Museum

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Science for the Nation: Perspectives on the History of the Science Museum...

P. Morris

Museums & museology; Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues

Paperback

An engaging study of a great national institution. Essays explore the changing roles of museums and the perceived public role... [more]

$46.95  $15.00

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Art Museums in Australia

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Art Museums in Australia

Katarzyna Jagodzinska

Art & Architecture; History of Art & Design Styles; Museums & museology

Paperback

To what extent do art museums in Australia mirror global changes in the museum world at the beginning of the twenty-first... [more]

$88.00

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Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation

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Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation

Shari Tishman

Museums & museology; Learning; Philosophy & theory of education; Educational psychology; Teaching of a specific subject

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Includes bibliographical references and index. [more]

$65.99

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Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum

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Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum...

James Delbourgo

Biography: historical, political & military; Museums & museology; British & Irish history; Social & cultural history; Mathematics & Sciences

Hardback

In 1759 the British Museum opened its doors to the public-the first free national museum in the world. James Delbourgo recounts... [more]

$63.95

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Collecting the World: The Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane

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Collecting the World: The Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane

James Delbourgo

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Museums & museology; Colonialism & imperialism

Hardback

Hans Sloane was a young doctor from Northern Ireland who made his way in London and eventually become physician to the king... [more]

$55.00

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Blind Visitor Experiences at Art Museums

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Blind Visitor Experiences at Art Museums

Simon Hayhoe

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Museums & museology; Cultural studies; Disability: social aspects

Hardback

Through case studies and findings from participant observations in classes and touch tours for blind and visually impaired... [more]

$141.95

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Curators: Behind the Scenes of Natural History Museums

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Curators: Behind the Scenes of Natural History Museums

Lance Grande

Museums & museology; Mathematics & Sciences; The natural world, country life & pets

Hardback

Over the centuries, natural history museums have evolved from being little more than musty repositories of stuffed animals... [more]

$63.95

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Anatomy Museum: Death and the Body Displayed

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Anatomy Museum: Death and the Body Displayed

Elizabeth Hallam

Museums & museology; Sociology: death & dying; Medicine; History of medicine; Anatomy

Hardback

Elizabeth Hallam investigates the anatomy museum and how it reveals the fascination and fears that surround the dead body... [more]

$87.99

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