Constructing the British Museum now on 1920s
Also trying on the colors… it is now divided into collectors ( normally when they die) and expeditions, which are the two dominant sources of collection:
Natural History and British Library are both originated as integral parts of the British Museum. As if this ultimate objects encyclopedia is spitting out it’s departments: it is an intriguing journey from the cabinet to spaces that house millions of people per year. It is also interesting to see museums becoming more and sometimes absurdly specific//
Also started looking at Foucault’s Order of Things, with Borges’ Chinese encyclopedia for animals. A notion to take into the incapability for physical spaces to adopt more modern ways to classify ( or not classify) such as Google. Temporarily surely is an attempt, away from the Enlightenment notion of classification.
Fun fact: The guy who founded British Museum also brought Chocolate from Jamaica and invented milk chocolate, what a man!