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Museums are getting increasingly self-conscious about the artificialities they embody. Even if they can stave off the claim that objects collected through wealth and conquest ought to be sent home...

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

Volume: 64 Issue: 2 2014

Martin Evans explains the aims and origins of France’s national museum of immigration.

Volume: 63 Issue: 10 2013

Natasha McEnroe on the reopening of a fascinating but little-known collection.

Volume: 61 Issue: 3 2011

Corinne Julius is impressed by the breadth of material on display at London’s newly reopened Jewish Museum.

Volume: 60 Issue: 5 2010

Paul Lay is moved by an exhibition of tokens left by the mothers of children abandoned during the mid-18th century.

Volume: 60 Issue: 12 2010

Miri Rubin explores the medieval galleries at the V&A and the British Museum.

Volume: 60 Issue: 4 2010

The British Museum opened on January 15th, 1759.

Volume: 59 Issue: 1 2009

Helen Strudwick, Curator of the Egyptian galleries at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, explains the new refurbishment at the museum and the opportunities it has afforded.

Volume: 56 Issue: 6 2006

A Tudor portrait in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, once believed to be Mary I when princess, has recently been relabelled ‘Possibly Lady Jane Grey’ as the result of research by Ph.D student J. Stephan Edwards. Here he explains how the iconography in the painting prompted the discovery.

Volume: 55 Issue: 12 2005

Peter Furtado visits the new National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, the museum of Welsh industrial and maritime heritage.

Volume: 55 Issue: 11 2005

Jack Lohman, Director of the Museum of London, explains the significance of two Victorian paintings and why the Museum is delighted to have been able to acquire them.

Volume: 55 Issue: 4 2005

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.

Volume: 55 Issue: 2 2005

Paul Doolan visits a new museum in Geneva that presents the history of Reformed Christianity and Calvinism as a key and positive factor in European history.

Volume: 55 Issue: 8 2005

Ian Bottomley introduces an exhibition which reflects a special moment in Anglo-Japanese relations in the 17th century, echoed today by a unique loan arrangement between the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds and the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, resting place of the first significant Shogun.

Volume: 55 Issue: 6 2005

Phil Reed, Director of the new Churchill Museum, gives a personal insight into the development of the new museum housed in the Cabinet War Rooms, which opens to the public this month.

Volume: 55 Issue: 2 2005

William Clennell celebrates the 400th anniversary of Oxford's Bodleian Library.

Volume: 52 Issue: 11 2002

Karen Thomas previews 'Queen of Sheba: Treasures from Ancient Yemen', the main exhibition at the British Museum over the summer months.

Volume: 52 Issue: 6 2002

Pamela Pilbeam celebrates the bicentenary of the arrival of Madame Tussaud's waxworks in Britain.

Volume: 52 Issue: 12 2002

In-house historical adviser Katherine Prior introduces this new museum which opens at the end of September.

Volume: 52 Issue: 10 2002

David M. Wilson, former director of the British Museum, describes the founding of the famous institution.

Volume: 52 Issue: 10 2002

Museum of London site offering an overview of life in Roman London...


David Moulson looks at the history of pewter, as a new dedicated museum opens in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Volume: 51 Issue: 6 2001

David Gaimster reveals the origins and contents of the British Museum's Secretum, a hidden repository of artefacts deemed pornographic and unfit for public gaze by Victorian curators.

Volume: 50 Issue: 9 2000

Ted Cowan visits the new Museum of Scotland and considers its implications for the nation’s view of itself.

Volume: 49 Issue: 2 1999

M. Naeem Qureshi on a remnant of empire which has moved beyond being a mere repository of the Raj.

Volume: 47 Issue: 9 1997

Alex Barker discusses St Augustine's Abbey Museum.

Volume: 47 Issue: 5 1997

A cabinet of curiosities or a medium for enlightening the general public? Patricia Fara looks at how debate over democratising scientific knowledge crystalised in the development of the newly-formed British Museum.

Volume: 47 Issue: 8 1997

Richard Cavendish unthreads the history of this Worcestershire museum.

Volume: 46 Issue: 8 1996

Denise Silvester-Carr introduces the new Famine Museum at Strokestown, County Roscommon.

Volume: 46 Issue: 12 1996

Richard Cavendish explores a quantity of bygones in the museum of social history.

Volume: 46 Issue: 12 1996

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