Museum Origins Readings in Early Museum History and Philosophy

ISBN-10: 1598741977

ISBN-13: 9781598741971

Edition: 2008

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Description: With the development of institutions displaying natural science, history, and art in the late 19th century came the debates over the role of these museum in society. This anthology collects 52 of the most important writings on museum philosophy dating from this formative period, written by the many of the American and European founders of the field. Genoways and Andrei contextualize these pieces with a series of introductions showing how the museum field developed within the social environment of the era. For those interested in museum history and philosophy or cultural history, this is an essential resource.

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Hugh H. Genoways is Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska State Museum, former editor of the journals Collections and Current Mammology, and past president of American Society of Mammologists. Mary Anne Andrei is Lecturer, Department of History, University of Virginia and a specialist in the history of science. Genoways and Andrei are the founding editors of the journal Museum History.

About the Editors
Museum Origins
Rerum Rusticarum Libri Tres
The Life and Times of Anthony Wood, Antiquary, of Oxford, 1632-1695, described by Himself, Collected from his Diaries and Other Papers
My Design in Forming this Museum
The Mount Vernon Association
A Word About Museums
The History of the Origin and Development of Museums
Museum Philosophy
An Address on the Practical Value of the American Museum
Purposes and Aims of Modern Museums
The Functions of Museums
War Museums
Museums and the People
State and Local Historical Societies
On the Ideal Relations of Public Libraries, Museums, and Art Gallery to the City
The Art Museum and the Public
English Art Connoisseurship and Collecting
The New Museum
The Use and Abuse of Museums
The Relationships and Responsibilities of Museums
Modern Museums
Museum Ideals of Purpose and Method
The New Museum
The Museum Conscience
Museum Ethics
Museum Education
The Children's Museum as an Educator
The Relation of the Museum to the Schools
If Public Libraries, Why Not Public Museums?
The Museum in Educational Work
The Museum, the Original Exponent of Visual Education
The Function of the Museum Instructor
Museums and Other Classified Collections as Instruments of Education in Natural Science
The Place of Museums in Education
The Museum's Part in the Making of Americans
The Museum's Educational Credo
Museum Exhibition
Museum for the People
The Improvements Effected in Modern Museums of Europe and Australia
The Dulness of Museums
The Anthropological Exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History
Some Principles of Museum Administration
Modern Exhibitional Tendencies of Museums of Natural History and Ethnology Designed for Public Use
Museums and Universities
On the Educational Uses of Museums
The Social Museum as an Instrument of University Teaching
The Relation of the Art Museum to a University
Training Museum Workers
Museums and Their Purpose
Philosophy of Museums with Living Collections
Botanical Gardens
The Missouri Botanical Garden
The Arnold Arboretum: What it is and Does
Zoological Gardens, a Critical Essay
The Making of a Zoological-park Masterpiece
Administration of the Public Aquarium
About the Authors
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