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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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Treasures of Westminster Abbey

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Treasures of Westminster Abbey

Tony Trowles

Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; Religious buildings; Museums & museology; History

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New edition of this exploration of one of Brtiain's greatest buildings. [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

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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

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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

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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 -

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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

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

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A The Making of MONA

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A The Making of MONA

Adrian Franklin

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

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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

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

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The Archimedes Palimpsest Publications: The Archimedes Palimpsest 2 Volume Set

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The Archimedes Palimpsest Publications: The Archimedes Palimpsest 2 Volume...

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

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

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Introductions to Chinese Culture: China's Museums

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Introductions to Chinese Culture: China's Museums

Xianyao Li (Beijing Normal University), Zhewen Luo

Museums & museology; History; Asian history

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

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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

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

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Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle

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Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle...

Lukas Rieppel

Museums & museology; History of the Americas; Economic history; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science

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Lukas Rieppel shows how dinosaurs gripped the popular imagination and became emblems of America's industrial power and economic... [more]

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Survivor Memorials: Remembering Trauma and Loss in Contemporary Australia

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Survivor Memorials: Remembering Trauma and Loss in Contemporary Australia...

Alison Atkinson-Phillips

Memorials, monuments; Museums & museology; History; Australasian & Pacific history

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This is a book about memorials - specifically about a new type of memorial that commemorates experiences of survivors. These... [more]

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Joseph Banks and the British Museum: The World of Collecting, 1770-1830

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Joseph Banks and the British Museum: The World of Collecting, 1770-1830...

Neil Chambers

Museums & museology; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Mathematics & Sciences; Antiques & collectables

Paperback

Concentrating on the explorer and naturalist Joseph Banks (1743-1820), this book explores the early history of collections... [more]

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An Introduction to Museum Archaeology

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An Introduction to Museum Archaeology

Swain Hedley

Museums & museology; History; Archaeology

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An Introduction to Museum Archaeology provides a comprehensive survey and synthesis of all aspects of current museum practice... [more]

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Fashion Installation: Body, Space, and Performance

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Fashion Installation: Body, Space, and Performance

Adam Geczy (Sydney College of the Arts, Australia), Vicki Karaminas (Massey University Wellington, New Zealand)

Fashion design & theory; History of fashion; Museums & museology; Fashion & society

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Gone are the days when fashion relied on a runway launch with coinciding press promotions to show a couturier's new range.... [more]

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Dating Buildings and Landscapes with Tree-Ring Analysis: An Introduction with Case Studies

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Dating Buildings and Landscapes with Tree-Ring Analysis: An Introduction...

Darrin L. Rubino (Hanover College, USA), Christopher Baas (Ball State University, USA)

Museums & museology; Landscape archaeology; Archaeological methodology & techniques

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This book presents guidance, theory, methodologies, and case studies for analyzing tree rings to accurately date and interpret... [more]

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Curating Pop: Exhibiting Popular Music in the Museum

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Curating Pop: Exhibiting Popular Music in the Museum

Sarah Baker (Griffith University, Australia), Lauren Istvandity (Griffith University, Australia), Raphael Nowak (Griffith University, Australia)

Rock & Pop music; Museums & museology; Cultural studies

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Curating Pop speaks to the rapidly growing interest in the study of popular music exhibitions, which has occurred alongside... [more]

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