Buildings created to display objects to the public: museums, art galleries, exhibition halls.
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Art Galleries and Museums
Information on the architect, location, date, construction system, context and style of a world selection from Great Buildings Online.
The British Museum: History
The official site gives a history and an historic image of the buildings at its core designed by Sir Robert and Sidney Smirke and erected between the 1820s and 1850s.
The Crystal Palace
Computer models of this Victorian marvel designed by Joseph Paxton from the University of Virginia, with an illustrated account of its history and construction.
The Crystal Palace Foundation
Group dedicated to preserving the history of the Crystal Palace, who have created a museum on the site. Includes images and a history of the building after the Great Exhibition closed in October 1851.
Exhibition and Exposition
Great Buildings Online provides images and information on a selection of buildings in Europe, North American and Japan designed for exhibition purposes.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The Shrine of the Book, erected in 1965 for the preservation and exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Brief illustrated history of this remarkable building designed by American-Jewish architects A.Bartos and F. Kiesler.
The Natural History Museum: History and Architecture
An illustrated outline from the official site of the remarkable Victorian buildings in South Kensington, designed by Waterhouse and decorated with carvings of animals and plants.
ArchitectureWeek: Foster and Partners Roof the Great Court
Don Barker explains the history of the great neoclassical British Museum designed by Robert Smirke in the context of the new steel and glass roof. (February 14, 2001)
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