This lesson discusses some of the difficulties and controversies of the effects of Colonialism on museum acquisitions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
A room, usually in the house of a wealthy and/or well-traveled person, that is full of treasures and curiosities from faraway places.
A room, usually in the house of a wealthy person, where works of art were displayed.
A museum that attempts to provide a comprehensive view of history, and/or art history.
The sculptures from the Parthenon that were brought to England by Lord Elgin in the late 1700s.
Sculptures from the West African city of Benin that the British seized when they attacked the city in 1897.
Images of Elgin Marbles, Photos by Aleisha Olson; Image of Benin Bronze, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:*********************.jpg;