Joseph Banks and the British Museum

Joseph Banks and the British Museum

Concentrating on the explorer and naturalist Joseph Banks (1743-1820), this book explores the early history of collections at the British Museum.

Author: Neil Chambers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317303633

Category: History

Page: 210

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Concentrating on the explorer and naturalist Joseph Banks (1743-1820), this book explores the early history of collections at the British Museum. Taking Banks' extraordinary career as its basis, it examines the changes that took place during a period of transition that led to collecting on an increasingly global scale.
Categories: History

Sir Joseph Banks Iceland and the North Atlantic 1772 1820 Journals Letters and Documents

Sir Joseph Banks  Iceland and the North Atlantic 1772 1820   Journals  Letters and Documents

with a Carter, Harold B., His Majesty's Spanish Flock: Sir Joseph Banks and the Merinos of George III of England, Sydney, 1964. ... Joseph Banks and the British Museum: The World of Collecting, 17701830, London, 2007. —, 'Joseph Banks ...

Author: Anna Agnarsdóttir

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351899956

Category: History

Page: 708

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Sir Joseph Banks was one of the great figures of Georgian England, best known for participating as naturalist in Cook's Endeavour voyage (1768-71), as a patron of science and as the longest-serving President of the Royal Society (1778-1820). This volume brings together all Banks's papers concerning Iceland and the North Atlantic, scattered in repositories in Britain, the United States, Australia and Denmark, and most published here for the first time. A detailed introduction places them in historical context.
Categories: History

The Material Cultures of Enlightenment Arts and Sciences

The Material Cultures of Enlightenment Arts and Sciences

The two men shared interests in botany and collecting, and Banks had significant collections at his house at 32 Soho ... 1998); Neil Chambers, Joseph Banks and the British Museum: the world of collecting, 17701830 (London: Pickering ...

Author: Adriana Craciun

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137443793

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

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In this book the eighteenth century Enlightenment receives an important reassessment, using an astonishing range of materials and objects drawn from Europe and beyond, including artefacts from India and China, West Africa and Polynesia. A series of authoritative essays written by experts in the field explores the full range of material culture in the long eighteenth century, raising crucial questions about notions of property and invention, homely and commercial lives. The book also includes a series of well-illustrated exhibits, a startling and provocative assemblage of objects from the Enlightenment world, each accompanied by expert commentaries. The collection of essays and exhibits is the result of collaborative debate by scholars from Europe and north America, who have together worked on the cross-disciplinary importance of material history in making sense of how past society was fundamentally transformed through the world of goods.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Dutch Trading Companies as Knowledge Networks

The Dutch Trading Companies as Knowledge Networks

sent the proceedings of the Bataviaasch Genootschap to Banks, who had them translated in London by his Swedish ... 74 Chambers N., Joseph Banks and the British Museum: the world of collecting, 17701830 (London: 2007); Michel W., ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004193567

Category: History

Page: 472

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The present collection of essays brings together a number of studies about knowledge construction that depended on the Dutch trading networks at a time when the Dutch dominated world trade (17th-18th centuries).
Categories: History

Encountering the Pacific in the Age of the Enlightenment

Encountering the Pacific in the Age of the Enlightenment

Chambers, Neil, Joseph Banks and the British Museum: the world of collecting, 17701830, London: Pickering & Chatto, 2007. Chambers, Neil, (ed.), Scientific correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, 1765–1820, London: Pickering & Chatto, ...

Author: John Gascoigne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107729018

Category: History

Page: 580

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The Pacific Ocean was the setting for the last great chapter in the convergence of humankind from across the globe. Driven by Enlightenment ideals, Europeans sought to extend control to all quarters of the earth through the spread of beliefs, the promotion of trade and the acquisition of new knowledge. This book surveys the consequent encounters between European expansionism and the peoples of the Pacific. John Gascoigne weaves together the stories of British, French, Spanish, Dutch and Russian voyages to destinations throughout the Pacific region. In a lively and lucid style, he brings to life the idealism, adventures and frustrations of a colourful cast of historical figures. Drawing upon a range of fields, he explores the complexities of the relationships between European and Pacific peoples. Richly illustrated with historical images and maps, this seminal work provides new perspectives on the significance of European contact with the Pacific in the Enlightenment.
Categories: History

Scholars in Action 2 vols

Scholars in Action  2 vols

König was thus appointed to the British Museum in 1807, where he catalogued the mineral collections that had been ... Joseph Banks and the British Museum: The World of Collecting, 17701830 (London 2007), 3f., 34–43 and 61–69.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004243910

Category: History

Page: 962

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In Scholars in Action, an international group of 40 authors open up new perspectives on the eighteenth-century culture of knowledge, with a particular focus on scholars and their various practices.
Categories: History

Geographies of the Romantic North

Geographies of the Romantic North

Sir HansSloane: Collector, Scientist, Antiquary, FoundingFather of the BritishMuseum (London: British Museum Press), pp.45–68, andN. Chambers (2007) Joseph Banks andtheBritishMuseum:The World of Collecting, 17701830 (London: ...

Author: A. Byrne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137311320

Category: History

Page: 265

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This book examines British scientific and antiquarian travels in the "North," circa 1790–1830. British perceptions, representations and imaginings of the North are considered part of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century processes of British self-fashioning as a Northern nation, and key in unifying the expanding North Atlantic empire.
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs

Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs

Banks was greatly respected by Carl Linnaeus, who devised the binomial naming system used today for all plants and animals. Banks applied the Linnaean method ... Joseph Banks and the british museum, the world of collecting, 17701830.

Author: David Hopley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048126385

Category: Science

Page: 1226

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Coral reefs are the largest landforms built by plants and animals. Their study therefore incorporates a wide range of disciplines. This encyclopedia approaches coral reefs from an earth science perspective, concentrating especially on modern reefs. Currently coral reefs are under high stress, most prominently from climate change with changes to water temperature, sea level and ocean acidification particularly damaging. Modern reefs have evolved through the massive environmental changes of the Quaternary with long periods of exposure during glacially lowered sea level periods and short periods of interglacial growth. The entries in this encyclopedia condense the large amount of work carried out since Charles Darwin first attempted to understand reef evolution. Leading authorities from many countries have contributed to the entries covering areas of geology, geography and ecology, providing comprehensive access to the most up-to-date research on the structure, form and processes operating on Quaternary coral reefs.
Categories: Science

Deaccessioning and Its Discontents

Deaccessioning and Its Discontents

Cited in Neil Chambers, Joseph Banks and the British Museum: The World of Collecting, 17701830 (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2007), 69. This commonplace practice in earlier generations came under harsh criticism when deployed by the ...

Author: Martin Gammon

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262037587

Category: Art

Page: 445

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The first history of the deaccession of objects from museum collections that defends deaccession as an essential component of museum practice. Museums often stir controversy when they deaccession works—formally remove objects from permanent collections—with some critics accusing them of betraying civic virtue and the public trust. In fact, Martin Gammon argues in Deaccessioning and Its Discontents, deaccession has been an essential component of the museum experiment for centuries. Gammon offers the first critical history of deaccessioning by museums from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, and exposes the hyperbolic extremes of “deaccession denial”—the assumption that deaccession is always wrong—and “deaccession apology”—when museums justify deaccession by finding some fault in the object—as symptoms of the same misunderstanding of the role of deaccessions in proper museum practice. He chronicles a series of deaccession events in Britain and the United States that range from the disastrous to the beneficial, and proposes a typology of principles to guide future deaccessions. Gammon describes the liquidation of the British Royal Collections after Charles I's execution—when masterworks were used as barter to pay the king's unpaid bills—as establishing a precedent for future deaccessions. He recounts, among other episodes, U.S. Civil War veterans who tried to reclaim their severed limbs from museum displays; the 1972 “Hoving affair,” when the Metropolitan Museum of Art sold a number of works to pay for a Velázquez portrait; and Brandeis University's decision (later reversed) to close its Rose Art Museum and sell its entire collection of contemporary art. An appendix provides the first extensive listing of notable deaccessions since the seventeenth century. Gammon ultimately argues that vibrant museums must evolve, embracing change, loss, and reinvention.
Categories: Art

Matthew Flinders Maritime Explorer of Australia

Matthew Flinders  Maritime Explorer of Australia

Carter, H. B., Sir Joseph Banks, 1743–1820 (London: British Museum (Natural History), 1988). ... Chambers, Neil, ed., Joseph Banks and the British Museum: The World of Collecting, 17701830 (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2007).

Author: Kenneth Morgan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441149107

Category: History

Page: 320

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This book provides a thoroughly researched biography of the naval career of Matthew Flinders, with particular emphasis on his importance for the maritime discovery of Australia. Sailing in the wake of the 18th-century voyages of exploration by Captain Cook and others, Flinders was the first naval commander to circumnavigate Australia's coastline. He contributed more to the mapping and naming of places in Australia than virtually any other single person. His voyage to Australia on H.M.S. Investigator expanded the scope of imperial, geographical and scientific knowledge. This biography places Flinders's career within the context of Pacific exploration and the early white settlement of Australia. Flinders's connections with other explorers, his use of patronage, the dissemination of his findings, and his posthumous reputation are also discussed in what is an important new scholarly work in the field.
Categories: History