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The Birthplace collection contains over 8000 objects including books, fine art, manuscripts and archive material relating to Johnson and his circle. The whole collection is available to search here: enter our collections site

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You can also view our painting collection on the Art UK website.

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Quotation markI should as soon have thought of building a man of war, as of collecting such a museum


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