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By Simon Chaplin

Simon Chaplin describes the extraordinary personal museum of the 18th-century anatomist and gentleman-dissector John Hunter, and suggests that this, and others like it, played a critical role in establishing an acceptable view of dissection.

D.G. Chandler describes how the National Army Museum, Chelsea, was officially opened in 1971.

Paul Lay reflects on the fashion for taking photographs in museums and galleries.

Christina Lee reviews an exhibition at the British Library.

As interest in the Protector grows, the axe hangs over his former school.

Paul Lay reports on the British Museum's latest exhibition.

As Consul General for Great Britain in Egypt, Henry Salt established a friendly understanding with the free Albanian Viceroy Mohamed Ali. John Brinton describes how, through their relationship, Salt was able to rescue many treasures of ancient Egyptian art.

Michael Greenhalgh describes how a masterpiece of fifteenth-century Italian art was for a long time used as an ashtray, only to pass into the national collections.

The temples of Paestum have long been admired. Only recently, writes Neil Ritchie, have archaeologists unearthed a wealth of associated works of art.

Jan Read traces how Spain's people, their royals, and their most famous museum have developed together.

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