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A living exhibition : the Smithsonian and the transformation of the universal museum

Author: William S Walker
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2013.
Series: Public history in historical perspective.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since its founding in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," the Smithsonian Institution has been an important feature of the American cultural landscape. In A Living Exhibition, William  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Walker, William S., 1978-
Living exhibition.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2013
(DLC) 2013009434
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William S Walker
ISBN: 9781613762691 1613762690
OCLC Number: 867742121
Language Note: English.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 291 pages :) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: the changing universal museum --
The universal museum: shaping cultural exhibition at the Smithsonian --
History and technology: a new museum, a new era --
Open education: the Festival of American Folklife and the transformation of space at the Smithsonian --
Inclusion or separation? The Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and the Festival of American Folklife's American Indian programs --
Finding national unity through cultural diversity: the Smithsonian and the Bicentennial --
A family of humankind: the making and unmaking of a museum of man at the Smithsonian --
Epilogue: Is it possible to see it all?
Series Title: Public history in historical perspective.
Responsibility: William S. Walker.

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