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Richard Fortey

“The great proliferation of museums in the nineteenth century was a product of the marriage of the exhibition as a way of awakening intelligent interest in the visitor with the growth of collections that was associated with empire and middle-class affluence. Attendance at museums was as much associated with moral improvement as with explanation of the human or natural world.”


Richard Fortey, Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum
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Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum by Richard Fortey
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