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The British Museum: A Museum for the World

12 Nov

British Museum blog

Neil MacGregor, Director, British Museum

The British Museum was founded in 1753 by an act of Parliament and is the embodiment of Enlightenment idealism. In a revolutionary move, it was from its inception designed to be the collection of every citizen of the world, not a royal possession and not controlled by the state. Over the succeeding 260 plus years it has gathered and exhibited things from all over the globe – antiquities, coins, sculptures, drawings – and made them freely available to anyone who was able to come and see them. Millions have visited and learned, and have been inspired by what they saw. Today the Museum is probably the most comprehensive survey of the material culture of humanity in existence.

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Posted by on November 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “The British Museum: A Museum for the World

  1. nutsfortreasure

    November 16, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Hoping you are well and enjoying life in this crazy hate filled world. I am so glad o have found such loving friends across my country and across the sea from me. Stay safe.

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