Your Cart

Your cart is empty

Freight NZD $0.00
Total NZD $0.00
0
  • Contact
Search
0 $0.00

The British Museum

View Large Image
View Large Image
GOOGLE PREVIEW

The British Museum

$38.95
Or 4 payments of $9.74 interest free with oxipay
Mix & Match Buy One, Get One Half Price - Some exclusions apply Learn More +
Lowest priced item half price. Excludes clearance items, Lotto, Pre-orders, Magazines, Newspapers, Gift Cards, Postage Stamps, Pre-paid Mailing and Ink Cartridges. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer ends 28th October 2019.
A concise history of one of the world's greatest and most comprehensive museum collections, from its founding in 1753 to the pres...

In Stock with Supplier

Shipping in 12-15 days. Online Only.

Description
  • Description
  • Delivery & Returns
A concise history of one of the world's greatest and most comprehensive museum collections, from its founding in 1753 to the present day. A concise history of one of the world's greatest and most comp... rehensive museum collections, from its founding in 1753. A product and symbol of the 18th-century Enlightenment, the British Museum is as iconic an expression of that cultural tendency as Johnson's Dictionary , the French Encyclopedie and Linnaean plant classification. Its collections embody the raw material of empiricism - the bringing together of things to enable the widest intellectual experiment to take place. James Hamilton explores the establishment of the Museum in the 1750s (from the bequest to the nation of the collections of Sir Hans Sloane); the chosen site of its location; the cultural context in which it came into being; the subsequent development, expansion and diversification of the Museum, both as a collection and as a building, from the early 19th to the 21st century; the controversy occasioned by some of its acquisitions; and the legacy and influence of the Museum nationally and globally.
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publication Date: 05/04/2018
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • Illustrations: 40 colour illustrations
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom
  • Pages: 208
Read More
  • Format:Hardback
  • Publication Date: 05/04/2018
  • Author:James Hamilton

When will my order arrive?

Not all products on the Whitcoulls website are stocked in our stores - many books are sourced directly from our suppliers to fill your order. The shipping time frames are shown for each product just above the Add to Cart button on the page. This shipping timeframe is also shown for each product on your order confirmation email and web order history.

Ships in 1-3 days

If in stock, these products will be dispatched in 1-3 working days from your order being placed, unless an item ordered is unexpectedly out of stock. Orders received before midday are usually shipped the same day, weekdays only, (excludes public holidays). These products can also be found in many of our stores. Use the Check In Store tool on the Product Detail page to see if a store near you has stock. It pays to ring the store first if you are planning a special journey to buy a particular product, as stock is only updated overnight and can be sold throughout the day at the store.

Ships in 4-6; 5-7; 10-12; 12-15 : Days
These products are in our supplier warehouses and have a longer lead time to dispatching. These products are not stocked in our stores and are only available to order on the website.

Currently In Store Only Sorry these products can’t be ordered online for the time being, but you can check to see if a store near you has stock.
To check instore availability : Select your Region, then click the Check InStore button.
It pays to ring the store first if you are planning a special journey to buy a particular product, as stock is only updated overnight and can be sold throughout the day.

In Store Only These products are not available to order online. Please use the Check in Store tool on the product details page to see if a store near you has stock.
To check instore availability : Select your Region, then click the Check InStore button.
It pays to ring the store first if you are planning a special journey to buy a particular product, as stock is only updated overnight and can be sold throughout the day.

Due DD Month
These products are due for release on the date shown. Many books have a specific release date that we must comply with, so these titles are not available to purchase unless the release date has been reached, and stock has been delivered on time.

Pre Order There’s nothing like eagerly anticipating a new release, so where we can, we offer pre orders to ensure you don’t miss out. When we can, we dispatch your pre order on the evening before the product is released. Depending on your delivery address, these orders can be delivered the very next day.

What happens if the goods are damaged when I open them up?

Should any damage be found after opening your parcel due to the damage being concealed (i.e. not obvious due to packaging) please notify Whitcoulls within 24 hours of delivery. We can discuss replacement or refund options, and will have the courier driver collect the damaged item and return it to us. Please Contact Us

Read more about Delivery Information
Read our Returns and Exchanges Policy

Recommendations

You might also like

The Museum for the People

Paperback | Release Date 16.07.14
$57.95
Mix & Match Buy One, Get One Half Price - Some exclusions apply
Ships in 10-12 days. Online Only

Museum Memories: History, Technology, Art

Paperback | Release Date 01.04.99
$44.95
Mix & Match Buy One, Get One Half Price - Some exclusions apply
Ships in 10-12 days. Online Only
Mix & Match Buy One, Get One Half Price - Some exclusions apply
Ships in 10-12 days. Online Only

Fwd: Museums: Alien

Paperback | Release Date 07.06.18
$54.95
Mix & Match Buy One, Get One Half Price - Some exclusions apply
Ships in 10-12 days. Online Only

Ways of Curating

Paperback | Release Date 15.03.16
$28.95
Mix & Match Buy One, Get One Half Price - Some exclusions apply
Ships in 10-12 days. Online Only