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Scholars, travellers, and trade, the pioneer years of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, 1818-1840, R.B. Halbertsma

Summary
Today, the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden is internationally known for its outstanding archaeological collections. Yet its origins lie in an insignificant assortment of artefacts used for study by Leiden University. How did this transformation come about?Ruurd Halbertsma has delved into the archives to show that the appointment of Caspar Reuvens as Professor of Archaeology in 1818 was the crucial turning point. He tells the dramatic story of Reuvens' struggle to establish the museum, with battles against rival scholars, red tape and the Dutch attitude of neglect towards archaeolo
Table Of Contents
Cover; SCHOLARS, TRAVELLERS AND TRADE: The pioneer years of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, 1818-40; Copyright; CONTENTS; FIGURES; FOREWORD; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; 1 INTRODUCTION; POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS, 1795-1840; MUSEUMS, MINISTRIES AND DEPARTMENTS; THE PRICE FOR ANTIQUITIES; SOURCES; 2 EARLY COLLECTIONS OF CLASSICAL ART IN THE NETHERLANDS: The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; 'WORKS OF ART AND BEAUTIES FROM VENICE': THE REIJNST COLLECTION; THE SMETIUS COLLECTION: IN SEARCH OF THE OPPIDUM BATAVORUM; ADVENTURES AND ANTIQUITIES: FREDERIC COUNT DE THOMS
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (198 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781134475278

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