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From a stunning villa on sunny Capri with Ali Smith to an unlikely temple in the heart of Copenhagen with Alan Hollinghurst, Treasure Palaces brings together over twenty of the world's greatest writers to give their own personal tours of the museums that have awed, haunted and inspired them. Join...
'Nothing so fully displays the grandeur of his mind as his immense and rare collections ... perhaps the fullest and most curious in the world', National Gazette, 1753 Hans Sloane 1660-1753 was the greatest collector of his time, and one of the greatest of all time. His name is familiar...
This volume presents the results of the studies undertaken by Pre-Construct Archaeology during redevelopment of the British Museum, and in so doing details the evolution of this area of London from the Roman period into modern times.
By Patrick Lo
Inside the World's Major East Asian Collections examines the rise of the "LAM,Â an acronym that stands for libraries, archives and museums. In doing so, this book profiles leading experts-librarians, archivists and museum curators-who specialise in East Asian collections from across the world. In examining the dynamically shifting role of...
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 band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend.
By Gisela Welz
The author argues that heritage emerges as an increasingly standardized economic resource - a "European product" - and that heritage policy has become infused with transnational market regulations and neoliberal property regimes.