Lecture – The Golden Age of the Museum

The Worldwide Spread of Museums in the 19th Century

Evening lecture – 6.30pm

When: 9 May 2013

Where: 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.

John-M-MacKenzieThis lecture will be given by Professor John Mackenzie, historian and pioneer of the study of popular and cultural imperialism and environmental history.

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.

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