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Transnational Philanthropy

The Mond Family’s Support for Public Institutions in Western Europe from 1890 to 1938

  • Thomas Adam

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series book series (PMSTH)

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a collective biography of the Mond family and explores the philanthropic activities of Ludwig Mond and of his two sons Alfred and Robert in the field of art collecting, the fight against early childhood mortality, the advancement of research and of higher education, archaeological excavations in Egypt and Palestine, and for the founding of the State of Israel from the 1890s to the late 1930s. These activities resulted in the creation of the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, the donation of Ludwig Mond’s art collection to the National Gallery in London, the funding of the excavation of  the sacred Buchis Bulls at Armant in Egypt, the establishment of the Children’s Hospital in London, and the support of many natural science institutes and associations in England, France, Germany, and Italy.


Keywords

philanthropy transnational history Treaty of Versailles cultural exchange public institutions

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Adam
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Texas at Arlington ArlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29127-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29126-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29127-7
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