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The Museum By Rupert Smith

The Museum
by Rupert Smith

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Egyptian mummies, Michaelangelo's drawings, sculptures from Greece and Rome, exquisite porcelain from China, bronze masterpieces from Africa, the remarkable finds from Sutton Hoo - these are just some of the awe-inspiring objects in the British Museum's famous collections.
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The Museum: Behind the Scenes at the British Museum by Rupert Smith

Egyptian mummies, Michaelangelo's drawings, sculptures from Greece and Rome, exquisite porcelain from China, bronze masterpieces from Africa, the remarkable finds from Sutton Hoo - these are just some of the awe-inspiring objects in the British Museum's famous collections. But the Museum is more than just a treasure house: it is a London landmark, a tourist magnet, a national and international resource- a museum of the world for the world. Keeping this remarkable institution running is a team of 1000 staff who supervise the galleries, plan major exhibitions and manage a flow of nearly 5 million visitors a year. Rupert Smith has been granted special access to the huge variety of people who work in the Museum, including expert curators, conservators, heavy-object handlers and the people who clean the fabulous new glass roof of the Great Court. Accompanying a major ten-part BBC television series, The Museum takes us behind the scenes for the first time to see how this amazing place works. Illustrated with over 120 colour photographs, and with a foreword by the Museum's director, Neil MacGregor, this fascinating book is a celebration of the British Museum and the many dedicated people who work there.

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"Review for A Year At Kew by Rupert Smith: '...it's the intriguing behind-the-scenes insights that make A Year At Kew so diverting; a visit to Kew will never be the same after reading Smith's splendid tribute.'" * Barry Forshaw *

About Rupert Smith


Rupert Smith writes regularly on television and the arts for the Guardian, Radio Times and many other publications. He is the author of several books, including A Year at Kew and the novels I Must Confess, Fly on the Wall and Service Wash.

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The Museum: Behind the Scenes at the British Museum by Rupert Smith
Rupert Smith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
2007-01-15
192
0563539135
9780563539131
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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