Britsh Museum, London
World art: Archaeology, Egyptian, Syrian, Mesopotamic, Roman, Celtic, Early English, etc. Your private curated museum tour.
A visit with your own art historian, false in Corona times:
Join me for a visit to the outstanding British Museum, London. I will be your private professor, travelling in from Amsterdam, Holland specially for you. Tour by Drs Kees Kaldenbach, a professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in Fine art and Design, Architecture and History. VIP entry. Entry best at from 9 or 10AM.
Please note, this is a high level offer. Practicalities: I live in Amsterdam, Holland and do NOT run a travel agency. I do however provide Fabulous international museum tours. The plan is that you contract me for one or more days as your private ‘Professor’ and offer full transport to that city, plus hotel accommodation in the same place you will stay. We will spend quality time together in mornings and early afternoons.
1. Expensive option: You can hire me and I will fly in to be your own outstanding private “Professore”. At your cost, I will fly in especially for you and I will guide you after spending a hotel night. And then a very memorable museum visit or two.
2. Less expensive option: I know many first-rate art historian colleagues all over Western Europe. Therefore I know just the company/guide to arrange an excellent museum visit for you. I work very closely with these art history women and men and they are brilliant.
The permanent collection of the outstanding British Museum numbers about 8 million works, and is among the largest and most comprehensive worldwide. Items originate from all five continents of the world. It presents like and encyclopedia the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present days. It is particularly strong in Egyptian, Greek and Roman art. The Prints and Drawings collection are of world class as well.
The British Museum was established in 1753, housing collections of Sir Hans Sloane, 71,000 objects. It opened to the public in 1759, in Montagu House. It became the first of a new kind of museum – national, not linked to church or king, freely open to the public and aiming to collect worldwide, everything.
In the 1850s the neo-classical front with the outsize columns was finished, by architect Sir Robert Smirke.
One of the larger bones of contention between the Greek state and the British Museum officials are the Elgin Marbles, from the Parthenon, Athens.