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Museums and the First World War : a social history

Author: Gaynor Kavanagh
Publisher: London ; New York : Leicester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1994.
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This volume is concerned with how, during four demanding, dislocating and world-changing years, the museum, that most Victorian of institutions, was forced to meet the extraordinary test of war on the home front. Museums were no more immune from the pressures of war than any other institution. Their history reflects the broader history of the home front and the efforts made to do the right thing at the right time.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Expositions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gaynor Kavanagh
ISBN: 071851713X 9780718517137
OCLC Number: 29703280
Description: viii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Museums and Pre-War Britain --
2. Museums and Collections at Risk --
3. Closures and Take-Overs --
4. Due Share and Defence of the Realm --
5. Role and Purpose Through Exhibitions --
6. Educational Uses of Museums --
7. Making Do --
8. Local War Museums --
9. Proposals for a National War Museum --
10. Establishment of the National War Museum --
11. The Imperial War Museum --
12. Memories, Memorials and Mementoes --
13. The Inter-War Years --
14. Museums and the First World War --
15. Museums and War.
Responsibility: Gaynor Kavanagh.
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The purpose of this volume is to examine the history of museums during a period of extreme social crisis and to assess whether and how provision changed. This is achieved by studying museums and  Read more...

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