This rarely-seen map of the Moon was hand-drawn in 1952 by the engineer and amateur astronomer Hugh Percival Wilkins (1896-1960). Combining artistry with scientific precision, Wilkins's detailed map reveals the rugged terrain of our celestial neighbour.
Every year, thousands of people come to the Royal Observatory Greenwich to have their photograph taken on the Prime Meridian Line - Longitude 0 Degrees - as they stand in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres at the same time. But what is the purpose and history of the Greenwich Meridian?
The Hermitage Musuem in St Petersburg is possibly the greatest museum in the world. It began as a showcase for the art treasures of the Tsars and reflects their legendary extravagance. Imperial romances, marriages and murders all had an impact on the collection, as did the byzantine bartering of international politics. Nationalised by the ......
There has been an explosion of museum and heritage activity across Asia, especially in China, where audience development and public education have been made a government priority for museums. Public participation is already well established, for example in Singapore and Korea, but is little documented and reviewed for a wider audience in Asia ......
The author guides the inquisitive museum visitor through a series of questions and problems which confront museum curators, and their designers, behind closed doors. With a foreword by Christopher Frayling.
International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments in a Changing Wo
This book brings together a collection of essays from scholars and cultural critics working on the meanings of monuments and memorials in the second decade of the twenty-first century, a time of great social and political change.
How Historic Places Affect Our Identity and Well-Being
This book explores the reasons that old places matter to people such as the feelings of belonging, continuity, stability, identity and memory, as well as the more traditional reasons, such as history, national identity, and architecture. This book brings these ideas together in evocative language and with illustrative images.
An Illustrated, Comprehensive Record of New York City's Historic Buildin
As the definitive resource on the architectural history of New York City, The Landmarks of New York documents and illustrates the 1,352 individual landmarks and 135 historic districts that have been accorded landmark status by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission since its establishment in 1965. Arranged chronologically by date of ......