Mr. Bullock’s London Museum. 1812The 18th century saw the move away from private cabinets of curiosity to museum collections and exhibitions opened to the general public. Mr. Bullock’s London Museum, also called the Egyptian Hall or Museum, or Bullock's Museum was the first building in England to be influenced by the ancient Egyptian style. Built in 1812 in Piccadilly London, The museum was commissioned by the English traveler, naturalist and antiquarian William Bullock (c. 1773–1849). The museum housed art, armor, objects of natural history, and ethnographic curiosities in which had been brought back by members of James Cook's (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) expeditions to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. In 1819, Bullock sold his ethnographical and natural history collection and converted the museum into an exhibition hall. In 1821, exhibitions included Giovanni Battista Belzoni's show of the tomb of Seti I.
Mr. Bullock’s London Museum. 1812
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