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If you enter the Royal Museum up the steps from Chambers Street, the corridors to your right and left are floored with mosaic and tile panels: the two pictures above show the west and east corridors respectively. Tile manufacturers were invited to install examples of their work when the museum was built in the 1860s and early 1870s. This provided a feature for the museum and a promotional opportunity for the manufacturers and designers. There is one mosaic panel (in the foreground of the photo on the left above) and nine tile panels. Some of these are very ornate, while others are simpler geometric arrangements. Unfortunately, some of these splendid exhibits are partly obscured by disply cases.

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