Chapter 2. “We Grew Up and Moved On”: Visitors to British Museums Consider Their “Cradle of Mankind”

  1. Sam Smiles and
  2. Stephanie Moser
  1. Monique Scott

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774830.ch2

Envisioning the Past: Archaeology and the Image

Envisioning the Past: Archaeology and the Image

How to Cite

Scott, M. (2005) “We Grew Up and Moved On”: Visitors to British Museums Consider Their “Cradle of Mankind”, in Envisioning the Past: Archaeology and the Image (eds S. Smiles and S. Moser), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774830.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405111515

Online ISBN: 9780470774830

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Keywords:

  • mankind;
  • british museums;
  • aboriginal africans;
  • scientific illustrations;
  • canonical icons

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Scientific Illustrations and Canonical Icons, the “Visual Language of Science”

  • Museums Today: The British Museum of Natural History and the Horniman Museum

  • Perceptions of Africa: The Visitors Respond

  • Conclusion