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MacGregor, Arthur 1941-

Overview
Works: 138 works in 406 publications in 1 language and 5,343 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Arthur MacGregor
Image and power in the archaeology of early medieval Britain : essays in honour of Rosemary Cramp by Helena Hamerow( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Origins of museums : the cabinet of curiosities in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Europe by O. R Impey( Book )

39 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Origins of Museums is an extensive account of the first great collections in late sixteenth and seventeenth century Europe. The collections, then called 'cabinets of curiosities', were the beginnings of museums as we now know them. The discovery of the New World saw a huge influx of exotic and rare exhibits arrive in from distant lands. These discoveries revolutionised the European view of the wider world. Scholars from all over the globe describe in thirty- three essays the achievements of numerous significant collectors, the range of material gathered and the impact these collections had on Late Renaissance society. With a comprehensive bibliography, the papers provide expert insight into this fascinating period of collecting history, a generally neglected subject.--Amazon.com
Curiosity and enlightenment : collectors and collections from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century by Arthur MacGregor( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fascinating book offers a history of museum collecting in western Europe over the course of its formative centuries, tracing its origins from the culture of collecting that emerged during the Renaissance and concluding with the great changes of the nineteenth century which would prove so influential to the museum movement of later years." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0833/2007037995-d.html
Bone, antler, ivory & horn : the technology of skeletal materials since the Roman period by Arthur MacGregor( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at artefacts made from skeletal materials since the Roman period. It considers the formation, morphology and mechanical properties of these materials, as well as their workability. It shows the organization of the industry and trade in such artefacts taking into consideration the availability of the raw materials and the changing status of the industry
Sir Hans Sloane : collector, scientist, antiquary, founding father of the British Museum by Arthur MacGregor( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

. Met lit. opg. - Met reg. De collectie van Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) vormde de basis voor de collectie van het 'British Museum'. Na een biografische inleiding worden de verschillende collecties van Hans Sloane beschreven, waarbij tevens aandacht wordt besteed aan zijn internationale netwerk van mensen die hem ter zijde stonden met aankopen, raad en informatie
The late king's goods : collections, possessions, and patronage of Charles I in the light of the Commonwealth sale inventories by Arthur MacGregor( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradescant's rarities : essays on the foundation of the Ashmolean Museum, 1683, with a catalogue of the surviving early collections by Ashmolean Museum( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the engraved gems and finger rings by Ashmolean Museum( Book )

in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From books to bezoars : Sir Hans Sloane and his collections by Alison Walker( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extensively illustrated volume offers fresh perspectives on the great 18th-century physician, naturalist and collector, Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), whose holdings formed the basis of the British Museum and ultimately of its dual offspring, the Natural History Museum and the British Library
The Ashmolean Museum : a brief history of the museum and its collections by Arthur MacGregor( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal encounters : human and animal interaction in Britain from the Norman conquest to World War One by Arthur MacGregor( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study draws on the fields of art history, topographical literature, archaeology, history, and archaeozoology to provide an overview of the evolving relations between the human and animal populations of the British Isles over the past thousand years.--From publisher description
The Cobbe cabinet of curiosities : an Anglo-Irish country house museum by Arthur MacGregor( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautiful book reveals the fascinating history of the cabinet of curiosities belonging to the Cobbe family, who created it around 1750 at Newbridge House (Co. Dublin) and developed it over the following century. Now housed at Hatchlands Park, Surrey, it has changed so little since 1850 that it offers a time-capsule - virtually unique in its survival - of a private cabinet from the period of the Enlightenment, a type of collection that would once have been common in country houses throughout Britain but which has been all but lost to view. The enormous range of surviving objects and specimens (including ethnographic and other man-made specimens, antiquities, natural history, geology) is illustrated by specially commissioned photographs of the collection and has been catalogued by scholars in the respective fields who discuss also the place of the cabinet of curiosities in Enlightenment society, the history of the Cobbe family and the impact of its members on the nature and extent of the cabinet, as well as the uniquely surviving display cabinets constructed in the 1780s, in which the collection continues to be displayed
Sir John Evans 1823-1908 : antiquity, commerce and natural science in the age of Darwin( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The figure of Sir John Evans might stand as an exemplar for so many aspects of Victorian virtue. He became a phenomenon amongst the learned societies, holding office in the Royal Society, Numismatic Society, Society of Antiquaries, Geological Society and others. A thrice-married family man, he enjoyed a wide friendship, drawn mostly from the scholarly and scientific community and characterized as the 'Darwinist community'; with a strong sense of purpose they sought ways to extend the principles of natural selection to numismatic and antiquarian practice, and to establish protocols for the communication of visual evidence." "In this easily readable but scholarly volume, fourteen authors examine Evans's enduring significance in a study that firmly establishes his place in the canon of leading figures of Victorian society."--BOOK JACKET
Manuscript catalogues of the early museum collections, 1683-1886 by Arthur MacGregor( Book )

19 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Company curiosities : nature, culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874 by Arthur MacGregor( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For nearly three hundred years, the East India Company dominated British trade and relations with Asia. It made handsome profits for shareholders but also provided collectors in Europe with natural specimens and man-made rarities that were prized for their scientific, aesthetic or cultural value. An array of administrators, soldiers, surveyors spent much of their lives attempting to inventory and to comprehend India's vast country, its teeming populations and its myriad rituals and wildlife: nearly forty species of mammals and over 120 species of birds were discovered in the Katmandu valley alone; astonishing wall paintings from the fifth-century were unearthed in caves at Ajanta; and spectacular fossil fauna arrived from the Siwalik Hills. Company Curiosities: Nature, Culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874 offers the first-ever overview of the remarkable role of the East India Company and its servants in collecting and showcasing a treasure-house of natural specimens and man-made objects - craft materials, paintings and sculptures, weapons, costumes, jewels and ornaments - that established the look and the feel of India for those who had never ventured abroad. Arthur MacGregor tells the stories behind the remarkable discoveries and collections, and those responsible for them, and their impact on natural science, commerce and industry, and personal taste
Naturalists in the field : collecting, recording and preserving the natural world from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century by Charles Nelson( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interposed between the natural world in all its diversity and the edited form in which we encounter it in literature, imagery and the museum, lie the multiple practices of the naturalists in selecting, recording and preserving the specimens from which our world view is to be reconstituted. The factors that weigh at every stage are here dissected, analysed and set within a historical narrative that spans more than five centuries. During that era, every aspect evolved and changed, as engagement with nature moved from a speculative pursuit heavily influenced by classical scholarship to a systematic science, drawing on advanced theory and technology. Far from being neutrally objective, the process of representing nature is shown as fraught with constraint and compromise
A summary catalogue of the continental archeological collections (Roman iron age, migration period, early medieval) by Ashmolean Museum( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A summary catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon collections (non-ferrous metals) by Ashmolean Museum( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tudor England : archaeological and decorative art collections in the Ashmolean Museum from Henry VII to Elizabeth I by Moira Hook( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiquities from Europe and the Near East in the collection of the Lord McAlpine of West Green( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Curiosity and enlightenment : collectors and collections from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century
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The Origins of museums : the cabinet of curiosities in sixteenth and seventeenth-century EuropeCuriosity and enlightenment : collectors and collections from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuryCatalogue of the engraved gems and finger ringsThe Ashmolean Museum : a brief history of the museum and its collectionsSir John Evans 1823-1908 : antiquity, commerce and natural science in the age of DarwinManuscript catalogues of the early museum collections, 1683-1886Tudor England : archaeological and decorative art collections in the Ashmolean Museum from Henry VII to Elizabeth I
Alternative Names
Mac Gregor, Arthur 1941-

MacGregor, A. G.

MacGregor, A. G. 1941-

MacGregor, A. G. (Arthur Grant), 1941-

MacGregor, Arthur.

MacGregor, Arthur Grant

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