The Collector's Voice: Imperial voices

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Susan M. Pearce, Alexandra Bounia, Paul Martin
Ashgate, 2000 - Art - 369 pages
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The Collector's Voice is a major four-volume project which brings together in accessible form material relevant to the history and practice of collecting in the European tradition from c. 1500 BC to the present day. The series demonstrates how attitudes to objects, the collecting of objects, and the shape of the museum institution have developed over the past 3000 years. Material presented includes translations of a wide range of original documents: letters, official reports, verse, fiction, travellers' accounts, catalogues and labels.
Volume 1: Ancient Voices, edited by Susan Pearce and Alexandra Bounia
Volume 2: Early Voices, edited by Susan Pearce and Kenneth Arnold
Volume 3: Imperial Voices, edited by Susan Pearce and Rosemary Flanders
Volume 4: Contemporary Voices, edited by Susan Pearce and Paul Martin

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