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The secret museum

Author: Molly Oldfield
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A unique treasure trove of the most intriguing artifacts hidden away in museum archives from all over the world, curated, brought to light and to life by Molly Oldfield in a beautifully illustrated collection"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Oldfield
ISBN: 9781770852570 1770852573
OCLC Number: 847332616
Notes: Includes index.
Originally published: London : Collins, 2013.
"Some treasures are too precious to display..."--Cover.
Description: 351 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (some colour) ; 25 cm.
Contents: A Gutenberg Bible on vellum --
Harrison Schimtt's space suit --
Three pieces of Mars --
A piece of Newton's apple tree --
The first cultivated pearls --
Lamourouxia viscosa, seed from Mexico --
Things beneath the floorboards --
A bejewelled cross --
A Haida shaman's rattle --
Francis Crick's sketch of DNA --
Tablet K.143, school of exercise book of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria --
Vladimir Nabokov's butterfly genitalia cabinet --
Charles Dickens's feline letter opener --
The heart token --
Item RDMSC RD 1/1/1 --
Auguste Piccard's balloon gondola --
Jason Junior --
Underwater painting by Zarh Pritchard --
Anglerfish couple --
The first giraffe in France --
A great auk egg --
A glass jellyfish --
The interior of Vasa --
Flag from the Battle of Trafalgar --
A blue whale --
Logbook of the Kon-Tiki expedition --
Wally Herbert's sledge --
Song 21 --
Exu boca de fogo --
Livingstone and Stanley's hats --
Hawai'ian feather helmet --
The lienzo of Tlapiltepec --
Mixtec turquoise mosaic shield --
Alicia (1965-67), mural by Joan Miró and Josep Lloréns Artigas --
An unopened book --
The Diamond Sutra --
Tibetan abbot's costume --
Two golden bees, from the Glass Palace in Burma --
Slap-soled shoes --
Blood's dagger --
Tell Halaf sculptures --
Alfred Nobel's will --
Sketches of Churchill --
Friendship book --
Torah ark curtain --
The Tower of the blue horses by Franz Marc --
Christmas telegram from Agent Zigzag --
A Channel Islands pillar box --
Buckingham Palace switchboard --
A leaf of goat eye stamps --
The tools that belonged to Queen Victoria's dentist --
Skull of a tapuiasaurus macedoi --
Handaxe from Hoxne --
A series of paintings by Ozias --
The Spaulding collection of Japanese prints --
Van Gogh's sketchbooks --
Box in a valise by Marcel Duchamp --
Margaret Fonteyn's tutu --
Stanley Peach's centre court designs --
Original draft of 'Auld lang syne', Robert Burns.
Responsibility: Molly Oldfield.

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"A unique treasure trove of the most intriguing artifacts hidden away in museum archives from all over the world, curated, brought to light and to life by Molly Oldfield in a beautifully illustrated collection"--Provided by publisher.

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