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MacGregor, Neil 1946-

Works: 176 works in 510 publications in 7 languages and 9,898 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Art  Pictorial works  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Host, Curator, Contributor, Creator, Other, Honoree
Classifications: GN740, 930.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Neil MacGregor
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the stories of one hundred human innovations to explain their pivotal role in shaping civilization, from weapons and the domestication of cows to currency and music
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor( Book )

33 editions published between 1220 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work of historical reconstruction Neil MacGregor and his team at the British Museum, working together in a landmark collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC, bring us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare's universe and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I
Germany : memories of a nation by Neil MacGregor( Book )

31 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Germany is unlike any other country in the world. But how much do we really know about it, and how do its people understand themselves? In Germany: Memories of a Nation, Neil MacGregor -- director of the British Museum and author of A History of the World in 100 Objects -- presents the stories of a nation through a collection of thirty objects and touchstones. From coins and crowns to fairytales and philosophers, MacGregor presents the inventions, ideas, and icons that comprise the many identities of the German people. Germany: Memories of a Nation is a view of this complex and fascinating country like no other"--
Seeing salvation : images of Christ in art by Neil MacGregor( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on images of Christ in high art and popular craft throughout the world - in galleries, churches, museums, private homes, catacombs, and market stalls - MacGregor traces the life of Christ and the development of Christian culture since his birth. He shows how some of the works reveal not only society's view of Christ and of itself but also the inner spiritual turmoil of their creators. MacGregor points to Michelangelo's successive sculptures of the Pietá, for example, in which the artist left a record of the evolution of his faith and of the anguish and doubt that colored his last days. In the same way, Rembrandt's reworking of his etching of the Crucifixion reveals not just his changing understanding of the event but also his darkening view of life. Throughout, MacGregor argues that images of Christ can still speak powerfully to believers and nonbelievers and that they are as important to us now as a way of understanding our lives as they were when they were made."--Jacket
Whose muse? : art museums and the public trust by Philippe De Montebello( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whose Muse? Art Museums and the Public Trust brings together six directors of leading American and British art museums who offer forward-looking alternatives to such prevailing views. While their approaches differ, certain themes recur: As museums have become increasingly complex and costly to manage, and as government support has waned, the temptation is great to follow policies driven not by a mission but by the market. However, the directors concur that public trust can be upheld only if museums continue to see their core mission as building collections that reflect a nation's artistic legacy and providing informed and unfettered access to them." "The book, based on a lecture series of the same title held by the Harvard Program for Art Museum Directors, also includes an introduction by Cuno and a fascinating - and surprisingly frank - round table discussion among the participating directors. A rare collection of sustained reflections by prominent museum directors on the current state of affairs in their profession, this book is without equal. It will be read widely not only by museum professionals, trustees, critics, and scholars, but also by the art-loving public."--Jacket
Bridget Riley : dialogues on art by Bridget Riley( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Neil MacGregor, Director of the National Gallery, London, she discusses the art of the past in relation to the present; with Sir Ernst Gombrich the perception of colour in painting; with the artist Michael Craig-Martin, the theory and practice of abstraction; and with the critics Bryan Robertson and Andrew Graham-Dixon she talks about the events and travels that have shaped her life as an artist
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Recording )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neil MacGregor's radio series 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' has been a unique event that has set a benchmark for public service broadcasting in the UK and across the world. This book is the tie-in to that event, reproducing the scripts describing the objects that made us who we are
A victim of anonymity : the Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece by Neil MacGregor( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are there miscarriages of justice in art history? Neil MacGregor believes there are. However great an artist, if his name is lost he will not receive a fair verdict from posterity. No exhibition will be devoted to his work; no books will be written about him; he will not even figure in indexes
TEDTalks : Neil MacGregor - 2,600 Years of History in One Object( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cyrus Cylinder - a damaged and broken clay cylinder covered in Akkadian cuneiform script - is a powerful symbol of religious tolerance and multiculturalism. In this enthralling TEDTalk Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, traces 2,600 years of Middle Eastern history through this single object. MacGregor is the writer and presenter of the BBC Radio 4 series A History of the World in 100 Objects
Deutschland Erinnerungen einer Nation by Neil MacGregor( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in German and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die deutsche Geschichte ist komplex und zersplittert, doch viele Erinnerungen und Werte werden weltweit geteilt. Neil MacGregor wählt hier exemplarische Objekte, Ideen, Menschen und Orte, und nimmt uns mit auf eine akustische Reise durch diese Geschichte. Von Gutenbergs Druckerei, Dresdner Porzellan, Bauhaus-Design über Bratwurst, die Krone Karls des Großen bis zu den Toren von Buchenwald - seine britische Perspektive zeigt uns einen neuen Blick auf Deutschland
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them
Eine Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten by Neil MacGregor( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In diesem Buch machen wir uns auf zu einer Reise zurück in die Vergangenheit und quer über den Globus, um zu erfahren, wie die Menschen in den letzten zwei Millionen Jahren unsere Welt geprägt haben und ihrerseits von ihr geprägt wurden. Diese Geschichte wird ausschließlich erzählt durch Dinge, die Menschen gemacht haben - Objekete, die mit großer Sorgfalt hergestellt und dann entweder bewundert und bewahrt oder benutzt, beschädigt und weggeworfen wurden. Ich habe einfach hundert Objekte von verschiedenen Punkten unserer Reise ausgewählt - die Bandbreite reicht vom Kochtopf bis zur goldenen Galeone, vom steinzeitlichen Werkzeug bis zur Kreditkarte." (Quelle:
The Cyrus Cylinder and ancient Persia : a new beginning for the Middle East by John Curtis( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the most famous objects to have survived from the ancient world. The Cylinder was inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform on the orders of the Persian King Cyrus the Great (559-530BC) after he captured Babylon in 539BC. It is often referred to as the first bill of human rights as it appears to permit freedom of worship throughout the Persian Empire and to allow deported people to return to their homelands. It is valued by people all around the world as a symbol of tolerance and respect for different peoples and different faiths, so much so that a copy of the cylinder is on display in the United Nations building in New York. This catalogue is being published in conjunction with the first ever tour of the object to the United States, along with sixteen other objects from the British Museum's collection. The book discusses how these objects demonstrate the innovations initiated by Persian rule in the Ancient Near East (550 BC-331 BC), a prime example being a gold plaque from the Oxus Treasure with the representation of a priest that shows the spread of the Zoroastrian religion. The book offers a new authoritative translation of the Cyrus Cylinder by Irving Finkel and the publication of two fragments of a cuneiform tablet that show how the Cyrus Cylinder was most probably a proclamation and not just a foundation deposit
Britain's paintings : the story of art through masterpieces in British collections by Neil MacGregor( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain has an extensive collection of international art, from Hockney to Titian. Arranged by theme as opposed to chronology, this book catalogues paintings in galleries, museums, houses and palaces in Britain. There is a chronology of artists with biographical notes
Il Dio nascosto : i grandi maestri del Seicento e l'immagine di Dio( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Neil MacGregor, the acclaimed creator of 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' and the Director of the British Museum, comes a unique, enthralling exploration of the age of William Shakespeare to accompany a new BBC Radio 4 series
Germany by Neil MacGregor( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making masterpieces( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes viewers on a special behind-the-scenes tour at the National Gallery, London. Features close-up views of works by Holbein, Rembrandt, Renoir, and other great masters. Traces the evolution of the painter's craft, demonstrating how each artist's materials and methods influenced his work. Explains how paintings change over time and shows preservation techniques
Netsuke : 100 miniature masterpieces from Japan by Noriko Tsuchiya( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together one hundred of the most beautiful and interesting netsuke from the extensive collection of the British Museum, each of which has its own special charm and story to tell. Uncovering the stories behind these netsuke, and coupling them with stunning new photography, the book reveals why these tiny objects have captivated so many, the meaning they have held for those who wore them, and what they can tell us about Japanese everyday life during the Edo period."--Publisher's description
Painting the world by Neil MacGregor( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One key painting from a different country in each 30-minute program illustrates the ideas and assumptions in vogue at the time it was created
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A history of the world in 100 objects
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Нил МакГрегор

닐 맥그리거

맥그리거, 닐 1946-

マクレガー, ニール


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Seeing salvation : images of Christ in artWhose muse? : art museums and the public trustBridget Riley : dialogues on artA history of the world in 100 objectsA victim of anonymity : the Master of the Saint Bartholomew AltarpieceBritain's paintings : the story of art through masterpieces in British collectionsMaking masterpieces