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What is a fanlisting?
According to TheFanlistings.Org, a fanlisting is is simply an online list of fans of a subject, such as a TV show, actor, or musician, that is created by an individual and open for fans from around the world to join.

What is this fanlisting about?
The subject is The British Museum situated in the capital of Great Britain, London. You can find out more on its own website The British Museum.

The British Museum

The national museum, situated in London, Great Britain, is one of the biggest and most significant worldwide. It houses more than seven million objects from all around the globe presenting art of ancient and living cultures and history. Like other national museums in Great Britain the enrance to the museum is free.

Established in 1753, it celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2003 among others with the re-opening of the King's Library. It was founded on the base of the three private collections of physicist and scientist Sir Hans Sloane, statesman and Earl of Oxford Robert Harley, and antique dealer Sir Robert Cotton. Today it consists of ten sections as well as a part of the British Library. Until 1973 it was the national library.

The museum first opened in Montagu House of 1686. Today's building is situated on the same site. The construction was extended with several new wings over the 250 years of its existence. One of the most famous additions was probably the Reading Room 1854-57. It can be found in the middle of the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court, the largest covered square in Europe with a with a roof of glass and steel. The Reading Room used to be the main reading room of the British Library, until it moved to a different location in London. In 2000 it was opened to the public after a renovation; before only registered researchers were allowed access. It was used for example by Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Vladimir Lenin and H. G. Wells.

sources: Wikipedia and The London Pass Booklet 2003