Historic scientific treasures of the South Kensington Museum, London, 1876.
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Historic scientific treasures of the South Kensington Museum, 1876. Illustration taken from the 'Illustrated London News' (Vol 76) 'South Kensington does indeed have a very high cultural density, and we owe this to the Commisioners of the 1851 Exhibition who, strongly influenced by the Prince Consort, devoted profits of the exhibtion to the purchase of the Gore Estate. One institution, set up there "to extend the influence of science and art on productive industry", was the South Kensington Museum, opened in 1857. A display of instruments from a Special Loan Collection of Scientific Apparatus on display in 1876'.