flickr-free-ic3d pan white

London Architecture - British Museum

Please don't use this image on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

  

TWITTER | WWW.DAVIDGUTIERREZ.CO.UK | SAATCHI ONLINE | YOUTUBE | FACEBOOK | REDBUBBLE

  

London | Architecture | Night Photography | London Underground | London Eye

 

London Architecture - British Museum

 

The British Museum is a museum in London dedicated to human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works,[3] is amongst the largest and most comprehensive in existence[3] and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.[a]

The British Museum was established in 1753, largely based on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. The museum first opened to the public on 15 January 1759 in Montagu House in Bloomsbury, on the site of the current museum building. Its expansion over the following two and a half centuries was largely a result of an expanding British colonial footprint and has resulted in the creation of several branch institutions, the first being the British Museum (Natural History) in South Kensington in 1887. Some objects in the collection, most notably the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon, are the objects of intense controversy and of calls for restitution to their countries of origin.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Museum

  

44,504 views
53 faves
78 comments
Taken on March 30, 2012