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Museums and biographies : stories, objects, identities

Author: Kate Hill
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : The Boydell Press, [2012] ©2012
Series: Heritage matters series, volume 9.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Museums and biographies both tell the stories of lives. This innovative collection examines for the first time biography -- of individuals, objects and institutions -- in relationship to the museum, casting new light on the many facets of museum history and theory, from the lives of prominent curators, to the context of museums of biography and autobiography. Separate sections cover individual biography and museum  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Museums and biographies.
Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : The Boydell Press, [2012]
(DLC) 2012464111
(OCoLC)761854526
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Hill
ISBN: 9781846159756 184615975X 9781782044628 1782044620
OCLC Number: 805071316
Description: 1 online resource (x, 338 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Contents: Individual Biography and Museum History --
1. A Show of Generosity: Donations and the Intimacy of Display in the C̀abinet des medailles et antiques' in Paris from 1830 to 1930 / Felicity Bodenstein --
2. Introducing Mr Moderna Museet: Pontus Hulten and Sweden's Museum of Modern Art / Stuart Burch --
3. Sydney Paviere and the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston / Laura Gray --
Problematising Individuals' Biographies --
4. H̀is Best Successor': Lady Eastlake and the National Gallery / Julie Sheldon --
5. Women, Museums and the Problem of Biography / Anne Whitelaw --
6. A Curatocracy: Who and What is a V & A Curator? / Linda Sandino --
Institutional Biographies --
7. Significant Lives: Telling Stories of Museum Architecture / Suzanne MacLeod --
8. Schinkel's Museums: Collecting and Displaying Architecture in Berlin, 1844-1933 / Wallis Miller --
9. Personifying the Museum: Incorporation and Biography in American Museum History / Jeffrey Abt --
10. Making an Exhibition of Ourselves / Helen Rees Leahy --
11. Institutional Autobiography and the Architecture of the Art Museum: Restoration and Remembering at the National Gallery in the 1980s / Christopher Whitehead --
Object Biographies --
12. Classifying China: Shifting Interpretations of Buddhist Bronzes in Liverpool Museum, 1867-1997 / Louise Tythacott --
13. D̀ressed like an Amazon': The Transatlantic Trajectory of a Red Feather Coat / Mariana Francozo --
14. Individual, Collective and Institutional Biographies: The Beasley Collection of Pacific Artefacts / Lucie Carreau --
15. Sculptural Biographies in an Anthropological Collection: Mrs Milward's Indian T̀ypes' / Mark J. Elliott --
Museums as Biography --
16. Houses and Things: Literary House Museums as Collective Biography / Alison Booth --
17. K̀eepers of the Flame': Biography, Science and Personality in the Museum / Sophie Forgan --
18. National History as Biography: Alexandre Lenoir's Museum of French Monuments / Alexandra Stara --
Museums as Autobiography --
19. Autobiographical Museums / Belinda Nemec --
20. Who is History? The Use of Autobiographical Accounts in History Museums / Steffi de Jong --
21. Community Biographies: Character, Rationale and Significance / Elizabeth Crooke.
Series Title: Heritage matters series, volume 9.
Responsibility: edited by Kate Hill.

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