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November 2017

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

November 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UCSB Library, 1312, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States
bookcover of James DelBourgo's Collecting the World - Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum

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 in 1660, Sloane amassed a fortune as a London society physician, became president of the Royal Society and Royal College of Physicians, and assembled an…

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