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  British Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British Museum in London is one of the world's largest and most important museums of human history and culture.
The British Museum is home to over seven million objects from all continents illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginning to the present.
The British Museum offers a range of learning experiences for everyone including schools, families and adults, one of which is a Postgraduate Diploma that focuses on the classical and decorative arts of Asia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Museum   (1918 words)

 British Museum tube station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British Museum tube station was a station on the London Underground's Central Line, located close to the British Museum.
British Museum station was subsequently re-used up to the 1960s as a military administrative office and emergency command post, but it is now wholly disused.
The station in question is named simply "Museum" and is clearly stated as being "between" Holborn and British Museum stations in a conversation between Pleasance and Clive Swift, and is supposedly part of a completely separate line that was not completed due to the company building it going bankrupt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Museum_tube_station   (624 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : British Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The museum was established in 1753 and was based largely on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane.
The British Museum has also argued that its objects benefit from their setting, where they can be seen for free alongside other artifacts from all over the world, although a counter-argument is that the objects would be better displayed in their native countries, closer to their original context.
While the British Museum continues to assert that it is an appropriate custodian and has an inalienable right to its disputed artifacts under British law, opponents of the Museum continue to criticise it for theft, and what is perceived to be a cavalier attitude towards the right of other cultures to possess their own works.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /British_Museum   (1766 words)

 British Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The museum to the public on January 15 1759.
The British Museum has never charged an fee apart from a period of a months in 1972 however some temporary special exhibitions within separate from the main museum do charge.
The British Museum has a wonderful collection of Chinese art, from the Neolithic to the early years of the 20th century, and this book uses the collection as an introduction to Chinese culture, and to the varied forms of art--bronzes, jades, pottery and p...
www.freeglossary.com /British_Museum   (647 words)

 Victorian London - Buildings, Monuments and Museums - British Museum
The British Museum is now open every day (except during the first week in February, May, and October, when the rooms are cleaned), and the baby in arms no longer excluded.
By Act of Parliament, passed in 1753, the institution was vested in trustees for the nation, the £30,000 required for the Sloane and Harley collections, with a further sum to fund for salaries and expenses, was raised by a lottery sanctioned by the same Act.
The Museum may be roughly described as a square formed of four wings, the central space covered by a separate structure —the Reading-room.
www.victorianlondon.org /buildings/britishmuseum.htm   (1988 words)

 British Museum - tips by travel authority Howard Hillman
The British Museum in London, England exhibits a wealth of cultural masterpieces including famous antiquities and historic documents.
The Elgin Marbles have embroiled the British Museum in a growing controversy.
A number of individuals and cultural organizations argue that the museum should return these artistic masterpieces to Greece because Lord Elgin "stole" them (that is, he took them without obtaining proper approvals from the Greek government and people).
www.hillmanwonders.com /british_museum/british_museum.htm   (318 words)

 British Museum
British Museum, the national repository in London for treasures in science and art.
In 1757 the royal library was given to the museum by George II.
The museum was opened in 1759 under its present name in Montague House, but the acquisition of the library of George III in 1823 necessitated larger quarters.
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 British Museum, London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The British Museum celebrated the 250th anniversary of its foundation in 2003 with a broad programme of events and activities throughout the year.
The Act of Parliament with which the Museum was founded drew upon the Enlightenment's universal ideas to proclaim that all arts and sciences were connected and to make freely available the Museum's collection of 'natural and artificial [man-made] rarities' for the enjoyment and education of all.
By displaying nearly 5,000 objects from the reserve collections of the Museum, along with substantial loans, particularly from the institutions that later sprang from it, the Natural History Museum and the British Library, the exhibition will enable visitors to examine Enlightenment collections and ideas as they were experienced at the time.
www.artguide.org /uk/AG.pl?Action=1491308M&Axis=AllMuseums   (1789 words)

 British Museum
The Museum's collections are vested in the Trustees in accordance with the legislation enacted by Parliament, which since 1753 has prohibited them from permanently disposing of any objects (other than duplicates), and has required them to ensure that the collections are preserved for the benefit of international scholarship and the enjoyment of the general public.
The Trustees of the British Museum would regard it as a betrayal of their trust to establish a precedent for the piecemeal dismemberment of collections which recognise no arbitrary boundaries of time or place.
The British Museum's statement on the sculptures from the Parthenon is naturally brief and concerns itself with the Trustees' position rather than the details of Lord Elgin's activities or the historical context.
www.greece.org /parthenon/marbles/bm.htm   (774 words)

 British Museum Great Court London by Foster and Partners
Although it seems that Foster's answer to almost any problem is a glass dome with interesting geometry (Berlin's Reichstag, London's City Hall and Swiss Re 'gherkin'), his glass-covered court at the British Museum is particularly compelling.
In contrast to the controversy that surrounded the Louvre pyramid, this space at the British Museum has been created with no loss of what was there before.
In fact, as part of the Foster project the area in front of the museum entrance was turned from an employees' car park into lawn, so the available outside space for visitors has actually increased.
www.galinsky.com /buildings/britishmuseum/index.htm   (450 words)

 British Museum - Museums National Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
The British Museum is not, as the name might suggest, a museum about Britain, but rather the national museum in Britain.
The museum was founded by Act of Parliament in 1753.
British Museum : You'll be back - time after time after time.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /museums-national/british-museum   (252 words)

 Fathom :: The Source for Online Learning
The British Museum is one of the world's great museums.
The Museum is committed to making these collections from ancient and living cultures available for research and enjoyment in the widest possible manner and to the broadest possible audience.
In this seminar, Marjorie Caygill, historian for The British Museum, introduces us to some of the great British collectors of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, whose appetites for acquisition have been of great benefit to the viewing public ever since.
www.fathom.com /partners/bm/index.html   (322 words)

 Maori Art at the British Museum on Tribalarts.com
The British Museum's holdings of Maori art are almost certainly the finest in the world outside of Aotearoa* itself.
In a small museum in Aotearoa this might be possible but it would present great difficulties at the British Museum with its six million visitors a year.
Conventional museum labels appear to some Maori as an unnecessary intrusion; they know the korero attached to each object and they are suspicious of the Pakeha obsession with documents, collection data, and bits of paper in general.
www.tribalarts.com /feature/maori   (2287 words)

 Architecture of The British Museum - London, England
The British Museum is perhaps the most important institution of its kind.
It was a few years later that the British Museum's architecture got out of hand.
While it is understandable that the museum needed space for expansion, there comes a point at which architecture goes from layout to labyrinth.
www.glasssteelandstone.com /UK/England/London/BritishMuseum.html   (709 words)

 London Attractions | London Museums & Palaces @ London Discount Hotel - London hotels at discount prices.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
London is famous for Museums such as the British Museum and the Tate Gallery and for its Palaces, Buckingham Palace which holds the residencies of the Royal Family.
The British Museum is located on Great Russell Street, nearest tube station is Tottenham Court Road, or Russell Square and it is a short walk from both.
The museum is a branch of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
www.london-discount-hotel.com /london_attractions_9   (2002 words)

 British Surfing Museum -- The history of surfing in Britain
We've opened Britain's first surfing museum, and are the only full time body researching UK surf history.
Our British Surfing Museum has the most extensive and historically significant collection of vintage surfboards, literature and memorabilia on public display and for academic research in Britain.
The Surfing Museum will be providing a special display to celebrate the British Surfing Association's 40th anniversary this year - it's a major honour for us.
www.thesurfingmuseum.co.uk   (736 words)

 British Museum
The British Museum holds in trust for the nation and the world a collection of art and antiquities from ancient and living cultures.
Housed in one of Britain's architectural landmarks, the collection is one of the finest in existence, spanning two million years of human history.
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world's largest museum of the decorative arts and is home to 145 galleries, including national collections of sculpture, furniture, fashion and photographs.
www.personal.kent.edu /~rlokay/British   (138 words)

 : : The British Museum Company Newsletter : :   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To coincide with the installation in the Museum of the 38,000 terracotta figures that comprise Field for the British Isles, 'Antony Gormley Drawing' is opening on 15 November in the Joseph Hotung Great Court Gallery.
The perfect introduction to the treasures of Japanese art and poetry, Haiku is a collection of much-loved haiku, beautifully illustrated with prints and paintings form The British Museum's collections.
Accompanying an exhibition at The British Museum, planned for Spring 2003, the beautifully illustrated Kazari studies the principle of adornment in Japanese art and design.
www.britishmuseum.co.uk /newsletter/newsletter.htm   (754 words)

 The British Museum Diploma in Asian Art
Author of the Catalogue of the Amaravati Sculptures in The British Museum and Akra, the first Capital of Bannu.
Currently British Museum curator of the special exhibition on jewellery in the Age of the Mughals from the Al Sabah collection which will open in May 2001.
He is author of Ukiyo-e Paintings in The British Museum; Demon of Painting; The Art of Kawanabe Kyosai and co-author of Rimpa Art; and is curating the exhibition '100 views of Fuji' in 2001 as part of the festival of Japan 2001.
www.asianart.com /britishmuseum/faculty.html   (899 words)

 USATODAY.com - Visitor trips over shoelace at British museum, shatters Chinese vases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The three Qing dynasty vases, dating from the late 17th or early 18th century, had been donated to the Fitzwilliam Museum in the university city of Cambridge in 1948 and were among its best-known artifacts.
The museum declined to identify the man who tripped on a loose shoelace Wednesday.
The museum declined to say what the vases were worth.
www.usatoday.com /news/offbeat/2006-01-30-museum-mishap_x.htm   (256 words)

 British Museum on AboutBritain.com
The British Museum is the oldest, and one of the largest museums in the world.
Another major change to the museum took place when it was decided to remove the British Library to new purpose built premises at St. Pancras.
Today, the British Museum is home to no less than six and a half million objects and has ninety four permanent and temporary exhibition galleries.
www.aboutbritain.com /BritishMuseum.htm   (1024 words)

 Public lettering (beta version) : British Museum
After the British Library moved to St Pancras in 1997 building work began here to transform the area around the former Reading Room.
Norman Foster’s scheme enclosed the brick Reading Room in stone to match the surrounding buildings [note The main parts of the museum were designed by Sir Robert Smirke between 1823–47.
Having created this space the museum is rapidly filling it up.
www.publiclettering.org.uk /BritishMuseum.php   (408 words)

 The British Museum Diploma in Asian Art on Asianart.com
The British Museum provides a unique opportunity to study and enjoy art from all over Asia in one of the world's greatest Museums, with curators and other leading experts on China, India and South East Asia, Japan and Korea and the Islamic world.
The British Museum is in the process of completing a massive, multi million pound building programme, which provides the superb Clore Education Centre, the Paul Hamlyn Library and, in the near future, the Study Centre.
The British Museum promises to be a very exciting and privileged place for students.
www.asianart.com /britishmuseum/index.html   (425 words)

 BP Global - About BP - British Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The British Museum holds in trust for the nation and the world a collection of art and antiquities from ancient and living cultures which span two million years of human history
The British Museum's international standing and its key role in the display of the world's and nation's heritage make it one of the most-visited public buildings in the UK.
Many of the artefacts in the exhibition have come on loan from the National Museum of Iran and the Persepolis Museum and will be seen in the UK for the first time ever.
www.bp.com /genericarticle.do?categoryId=9002575&contentId=7005134   (465 words)

 British Museum
Description: The British Museum was founded in 1753 to promote a better public understanding of the arts, natural history and science.
The museum opened to the public in 1759, with the famous Rosetta Stone being presented to the museum in 1802, along with many other Egyptian antiquities.
As well as the Rosetta Stone, the museum also houses many other famous objects, including the Parthenon sculptures, which are better known as the Elgin Marbles, and the Roman Portland Vase, which dates from the first century AD and is made of dark blue, cameo glass.
www.faredealstravel.com /EWorldGuide/touristattractions/attractions/brm/brm.htm   (385 words)

 Hotels near British Museum
The UK's largest museum and the oldest museum in the world is also one of the worlds greatest.
The Ruskin Hotel is conveniently situated next to the British Museum, London University & London's Theatreland.
In the centre of London there is also the British Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Covent Garden, where you can often see street performers from around the world.
www.activereservations.com /hotel/en/hotels-near-attractions/648.html   (614 words)

 The British Museum - Sir Robert Smirke - Great Buildings Online
"Until recently, the neoclassical British Museum in London was relatively unknown among the monuments of Europe.
This refurbishment can best be described as a fusion of conservation and innovation, merging old with new, to finally open up the museum to a new and admiring public.
No sooner had the British Museum been completed in 1857 than a growing demand for storage space dictated that a new copper-domed reading room be built in the middle of the courtyard.
www.greatbuildings.com /buildings/The_British_Museum.html   (312 words)

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