Nicholas Penny, 21 December 1989
Show More The New Museology edited by Peter Vergo.
Reaktion, 230 pp., £23, September 1989, 0 948462 04 3Show More
The Romantic Interior: The British Collector at Home 1750-1850 by Clive Wainwright.
Yale, 314 pp., £35, November 1989, 0 300 04225 6Show More
Journal of the History of Collections, No 1 edited by Oliver Impey and Arthur MacGregor.
Oxford, 230 pp., £23, June 1989, 0 00 954665 0Show More
“... To attract support today, a great museum, whether of art, archaeology, ethnography or natural history, would be ill advised to draw attention to its extensive collection of specimens, even if it can reasonably be claimed that these specimens enable the visitor to confirm, extend and perhaps challenge the work of a Winckelmann, a Darwin or a Burckhardt ...”