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Coolest Collections - Starred Booklist Review - April 2022

Coolest Collections - Starred Booklist Review - April 2022

Posted by Rourke Educational Media Admin on

Kids like armchair travel too, and this entry in the Travel to . . . series (2 titles) brings them to museums of all kinds worldwide. Each institution is covered on a page, with an overview of the collection accompanied by fun fact boxes. This work is highly illustrated, making it an attractive browse as well as an interesting complement to history and art studies. Clear color photos display the inside and outside of many museums, while smaller inset photos showcase particular items they’ve collected. The best part of this book is the “they have a museum about THAT?” factor, as world famous places such as the Paris’s Louvre and Cairo’s Egyptian Museum here brush elbows with the Neon Museum in Las Vegas and Delhi’s Museum of Toilets. Also of benefit is the book’s discussion of collecting practices in the past and today, particularly in the British Museum entry, which emphasizes that many objects there "have been acquired through less respectable means." An engaging, fact-filled, and illuminating title that is also very well sourced.

— Booklist


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