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Cabinets for the curious : looking back at early English museums

Author: Ken Arnold
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006.
Series: Perspectives on collecting.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Student Collection
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Arnold
ISBN: 075460506X 9780754605065
OCLC Number: 56421984
Description: xii, 297 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
1 Introduction: Museum Science --
2 Museums Arrive in England --
Part I: the Narrative Tradition --
3 Robert Plot's Philosophical Histories --
4 Learned Treasures --
5 Telling Stories in Museums --
Part II: the Functional Tradition --
6 Trade and Travel --
7 Medicinal Chemistry --
8 Using Museums --
Part III: the Taxonomic Tradition --
9 The Reform of Learning --
10 Classifying God's work --
11 Ordering Museums --
12 Conclusion: the Wonder of Museums --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Perspectives on collecting.
Responsibility: Ken Arnold.
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