Catalog of a traveling exhibition shown at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and other museums, Oct. 1997-Jan. 2000.
Baltimore Museum of Art, October 12, 1997 - January 18, 1998; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, February 25 - May 17, 1998; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, June 20 - September 13, 1998; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, October 18, 1998 - January 10, 1999; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, February 13 - May 9, 1999; Victoria and Albert Museum, October 14, 1999 - January 16, 2000.
Organized and circulated by Baltimore Museum of Art in conjunction with the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-411) and index.
Includes stained glass, rock crystal, Crystal Palace, view of the V & A glass gallery.
Museums, collections, and their histories / Malcolm Baker --
The idealist enterprise and the applied arts / Michael Conforti --
The Victoria and Albert Museum : an illustrated chronology / Richard Dunn and Anthony Burton --
Industrial arts and the exhibition ideal / Peter Trippi --
Teaching by example : education and the formation of South Kensington's museums / Rafael Cardoso Denis --
An encyclopedia of treasures : the idea of the great collection / Timothy Stevens and Peter Trippi --
The empire of things : the engagement with the Orient / Partha Mitter and Craig Clunas --
National consciousness, national heritage, and the idea of "englishness" / Charles Saumarez Smith --
Collecting the twentieth century / Christopher Wilk.