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Cover: Minerva. Roman, zn d century BC. Photograph by Dudley Hubbard.
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The British Museum Magazine is published by the British Museum Friends. The Friends undertake to support and assist the British Museum in the maintenance and expansion of its collections and in its services to scholars and the general public
The new Chairman of the British Museum Friends
Stones of inspiration; Face to face; Islam ic Gal lery revived; Treasures abroad
Architect Eric Parry assesses the new Enlightenment Gallery and puts the setting, the newly restored King's Library, into context
Five museum directors give their views on the universal museum and its relevance today
Robert Smirke's innovations are brought into the 21st century. Satvinder Jandu looks at the difficulties
Anthony Sattin recounts the adventures ofjoseph Banks and the African Association
Jane Portal looks at modern art practice in Northern Korea
James McNeill Whistler and Albert Moo re were ins pired by Greek and Japanese Art. Don a t o Esposito looks at possi ble sources
Fred Williams , NACF and David Brown; Barber cup; Stratford plaque; Rogers collection; Queen ofthe Night
56 Friends ' News
British Museum Magazine Spring 2004
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