UCSB Santa Barbara Department of History logo

James Delbourgo (Rutgers) on the Origins of the British Museum

UCSB Library, 1312 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, United States

Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum In 1759, London's British Museum opened its doors for the first time--the first free national public museum in the world. But how did it come into being? This talk recounts the overlooked yet colorful life of the museum's founder: Sir Hans Sloane. Born […]