Secretum (British Museum)

Secretum (British Museum) The Secretum or secret museum was a section of the British Museum created officially in 1865 to store all historical items deemed to be obscene.HistoryMany items considered obscene were kept under key as early as 1830.

One of the earliest artifacts was the Statue of Tara which was hidden for thirty years from the 1830s. The Secretum was officially created in 1865 to store all historical items deemed to be obscene. It is said to have been formally created in answer to the requirements of the Obscene Publications Act of 1857.From the 1960s onwards, the artifacts were removed from this special collection and incorp

One of the earliest artifacts was the Statue of Tara which was hidden for thirty years from the 1830s. The Secretum was officially created in 1865 to store all historical items deemed to be obscene. It is said to have been formally created in answer to the requirements of the Obscene Publications Act of 1857.From the 1960s onwards, the artifacts were removed from this special collection and incorp

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