Part memoir, part detective story, part untold history of museums, The Museum Makers is a fascinating and moving family story told through museum expert Rachel Morris' experiences of opening the long-ignored boxes under her bed. She discovered an entire bohemian family history in a revelatory experience: searching for her absent father through the Tate archives and understanding the grandmother who raised her. Her search transported her back to the museums that had enriched her lonely childhood.
By teasing out the stories of those early museum makers, and the unsung daughters and wives behind them, and seeing the same passions and mistakes reflected in her own family, Morris digs deep into the human instinct for collection and curation.
Cicero's evocative quotation encapsulates our feelings for two precious and special places. Show your love for our much-threatened common resource with this beautiful bag, printed in white on dark green. Large strong cotton book bag with long handles. Measures 38 x 43cm.
Mouse hunters, treasured pets, characters of fable and associates of the devil: this book features illustrations from the British Library's rich medieval collection as well as anecdotes about cats (both real and imaginary) to provide an unique insight into medieval life and our ancestors relationships...
In 1926 Virginia Woolf wrote an essay entitled, "How Should One Read a Book?" to deliver as a lecture at a private girls' school in Kent, England. Published here for the first time as a standalone volume, Virginia Woolf's short, impassioned essay celebrates the enduring importance of...
"Don't do today what you can put off until tomorrow" so the saying goes. But did you know that procrastination and perfectionism go hand in hand? It's not laziness, it's attention to detail! Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enamelled red and gold metal badge....