Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
16-18 Queen Square
Bath
Somerset
BA1 2HP
England

Website

www.brlsi.org

E-mail

admin@brlsi.org

Telephone

01225 312 084

Fax

01225 442460

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The Institution was founded in 1824 with the aim of furthering "the advancement of literature, science and art". It received its Royal Charter in 1837 and rapidly acquired a prestigious reputation, particularly in scientific circles.
The Institution had amongst its members pioneers who amassed collections of international importance. Geology, natural history and ethnology are particularly well represented.

Venue Type:

Science centre, Association or society

Opening hours

Daily 1100 - 1600

Admission charges

FREE

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Personalities

Key artists and exhibits

  • Erasmus Darwin
  • John Evelyn
  • John Gerard
  • Thomas Johnston
  • Thomas Martyn
  • John Ray
  • Agassiz
  • Bonnet
  • Cuvier
  • De Candolle
  • Elias Fries
  • Lamarck
  • Linnaeus
  • House of Commons and House of Lords Journals
  • reprints of Domesday Book
  • Rotuli Hundredorum
  • Valor Ecclesiasticus
  • reports of the Poor Law and Health of Towns Commissioners
  • Woodfall's and Hansard's 'Parliamentary Debates'
  • William Cobbett's 'State Trials'
  • early calotypes by Francis Lockey
  • Leonard Jenyns correspondance with Charles Darwin, William Jackson Hooker, Joseph Dalton Hooker and John Stephens Henslow
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
BRISI

Inglefield’s Africa Revisited - late opening and curators tour

  • 15 May 2014 5-8:30pm

Inglefield’s Africa Revisited - West Africa and Britain through one man’s collection" is an exhibition, in collaboration with Bath Spa University, which explores aspects of African culture, colonialism, and curatorial practice using the BRLSI Collection’s ethnographic artefacts.

The curator, Jana De Brabant and MA student in Curatorial Practice at Bath Spa University, will give a gallery tour at 19:30, talking to visitors about Major Inglefield, ethnography, and the process and thoughts behind the exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.brlsi.org

BRISI

Inglefield’s Africa meets Party in the City

  • 16 May 2014 5-8:30pm

Inglefield’s Africa Revisited - West Africa and Britain through one man’s collection" is an exhibition, in collaboration with Bath Spa University, which explores aspects of African culture, colonialism, and curatorial practice using the BRLSI Collection’s ethnographic artefacts.

The curator, Jana De Brabant and MA student in Curatorial Practice at Bath Spa University, will give a gallery tour at 19:30, talking to visitors about Major Inglefield, ethnography, and the process and thoughts behind the exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.brlsi.org

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