The Worldwide Spread of Museums in the 19th Century
Evening lecture – 6.30pm
When: 9 May 2013
Royal Albert Memorial Museum (01392 265858)
Tickets: £4.50 (£3 concession)
The nineteenth century was truly the great ‘Age of the Museum’. Local authority-run museums in Britain sprang up after the 1845 Museums Act, but they were already being founded throughout the colonies of the British Empire.
He will discuss why colonial museums were important, what form some of these extraordinary museums took, what they tell us about the global spread of European culture and the role this played in the development of national identities.