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Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum

James Delbourgo, Rutgers University and Michael Gordin, Princeton University

November 8, 2017 · 6:00 pm6:30 pm EST · Labyrinth Books

Labyrinth Books and the Humanities Council

In 1759, the British Museum opened its doors to the general public—the first free national museum in the world. James Delbourgo’s biography of Hans Sloane recounts the story behind its creation.

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