KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
Founded in 1787, Marylebone Cricket Club is the most active and famous cricket club in the world and owner of Lord's Cricket Ground - the Home of Cricket.
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The Museum is celebrating 200 years of the present Lord's Ground with the second part of the Cricket's Crown Jewels exhibition, sponsored by JP Morgan.
In the Bicentenary year of Lord’s Ground, the museum is celebrating 150 years of collecting.
To accompany the lavish catalogue A Portrait of Lord’s the displays will present profiles of the six most important collectors in the Club’s history: from business tycoon and magician Julien Cahn to jazz bandleader and booking agent Vic Lewis, mustard magnate Jeremiah Colman to `gentleman Usher to the Sword of State’ Sir Spencer Cecil Brabazon Ponsonby-Fane.
Each held an obsession for cricket and collecting and this is the first time that the highlights of each will have been put on public display.
The opening of Cricket's Crown Jewels, part 1