on February 4, 2001
Okay, it's not exactly a museum, but I couldn't find a category for the lavish British Library. The British Library is the UK's national library, funded by the government to be custodian of the most important research collection in the world, spanning almost 3000 years from every continent. Dominating the Library's piazza is Sir Eduardo Paolozzi's statue of Sir Isaac Newton, seated & bending forward to plot the immensity of the universe.
What I went to see was the John Ritblat Gallery, which includes (among other things): original copies of the Magna Carta, a score of Handel's "Messiah", Beatles' songs in Paul McCartney's handwriting, Sir Isaac Newton's initial observations on the force of gravity, Shakespeare's First Folio, & the award winning "Turning the Pages" computer lab.
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