Donal Bateson
Donal Bateson is Reader in Numismatics at the University of Glasgow and Curator of Coins and Medals at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow.
Bateson, Donal
Bateson, Donal
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Description: William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum
By the eighteenth century the virtual royal and aristocratic monopoly on accumulating valuable art and artefacts was giving way to the fresh pursuit of this activity by the rising professional classes, including lawyers, doctors, academics, and merchants. In no field was this better exemplified than in the formation of coin cabinets, among which, by the 1770s, that assembled by William Hunter...
PublisherYale Center for British Art
Related print edition pages: pp.324-335