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

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Pickering & Chatto, Jan 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 195 pages
"Joseph Banks and the British Museum examines the ways different eighteenth-century collections (including Banks' own) were managed, and how the British Museum and collecting more generally grew and changed in this important period of travel, exploration and empire (1770-1830). Taking Bank's extraordinary career as its basis, this book examines the changes that took place during a period of transition that led to collecting on an increasingly global scale and shows how these affected the British Museum itself. The book will appeal to scholars of eighteenth-century science, culture and arts, museum history, exploration and empire." -- Cover.

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