Press Cutting: “The Horniman Museum”

One article detailing the reopening of the museum due to the addition of news rooms within. The author mentions Sir Vine’s pleasure in his involvement in reopening the museum as well mentioning important people who were present including Mr Horniman Jr. Like ARC/HMG/PR/004/001/096, 097 and 098, the article briefly mentions the opening times for free admission into the museum. The article then gives some descriptions of the additions to the museum including “models of conveyance by land and water”, and a three-thousand year old mummy amongst other items. The musical instrument collection is noted to have been added to with items such as two harps one each from France and Germany and an African piano. Also mentioned is the update to the zoological room which now contains animals which have been placed under the glass. The article ends by noting the number of visitors at the Horniman Museum on Boxing Day (2225) and on Wednesday (1372).

Collection Information

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