Author(s): Jan Mark
Offers coverage that ranges from the history of museums, to the very meaning of the word 'museum'. This title muses on the Muses and the word museum, on why and how people collect things, on different kinds of museums (cabinets, buildings, villages, towns), on their contribution to science and on the notion of classification.
Jan Mark (1946-2006) was one of Britain's most distinguished authors of books for young people. She was twice awarded the Carnegie Medal and also won the Penguin Guardian Award, the Observer Teenage Fiction Prize and the Angel Award for Fiction. Richard Holland is a talented new artist. He has also illustrated The Time Book for Walker. He lives in Essex.