University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Sir John Pope-Hennessy

The Museum as Forum

By: Sir John Pope-Hennessy

This article is based on a talk to the University Museum Fellows on November 6, 1975 by Sir John Pope-Hennessy, erstwhile Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum. From the time that curiosities were first assembled, it has been assumed that the purpose of collecting them was to assuage curiosity. When […]