Two nights in a central London hotel is a special pre-Christmas treat. Waiting for our room to be ready, we went round the corner for a coffee and to observe that this shade really should be known as old-London-cafe-green. And then into the British Museum, where I hadn't previously seen their version of resuscitation of The Enlightenment Gallery - designed by Robert Smirke, completed 1828, to house the library of George III - and now full not just of G3 books, but of Enlightenment-style displays, especially about the Natural World, ancient archaeology, global cultures, religion, trade, discovery ...
So there were large shells (and reflections of the windows);
a large bust of the botanist Sir Joseph Banks;
and lots of miscellaneous things in cases.