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cast court statue of David at the V&A

Cast Court V&A

Egyptian Gallery British Museum

As with most of the great 19th Century displays, the centre of interest was (and is) the objects.

Labels are small and give only details of maker, date, material, and place of origin.

Didactive panels were noticeable by their absence or brevity.

The State provided greater and more impressive buildings and a more aesthetic display of objects was possible

19th Century image of the natural history museum




Lecture by Kevin Flude - prepared for 'Creative Practice in Narrative Environments'

MA course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design & developed for University College Worcester

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