Britain's Best Museums and Galleries: From the Greatest Collections to the Smallest Curiosities

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9780141019604: Britain's Best Museums and Galleries: From the Greatest Collections to the Smallest Curiosities

Britain has many of the world's best museums and galleries, great and small. This sumptuously illustrated guide is a magnificent celebration of them, revealing a treasure trove of riches and a unique record of the nation's life and history. Mark Fisher has travelled across Britain, from the West of Ireland to East Anglia, from the Orkneys to St. Ives, to select the best 350. Richly illustrated and packed with stories about the remarkable men and women who have created, donated and cared for these collections, this is an essential companion for all who love museums and galleries, showing the familiar in a new light and introducing readers to many hidden delights they never knew existed.

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'Erudite, enthusiastic and elegantly written...the indispensable guide to Britain's best museums' -- Loyd Grossman, Chairman of the Campaign for Museums

'In this illuminating account, Mark Fisher guides us through the... enormous riches [of Britain's museums] and their fascinating history' -- Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum

'a magnificent and authoritative survey of museums and galleries throughout the country' -- Charles Saumarez-Smith, Books of the Year, Daily Telegraph

'humane, witty and well-observed...What is truly exceptional about Fisher is his apparently limitless enthusiasm' -- Mathilda Lisle, Guardian

About the Author:

Mark Fisher's publications include A New London, with Richard Rogers, and he has written regularly for Country Life. He is a Member of Parliament and former Minister for the Arts.

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