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Museums in motion : an introduction to the history and functions of museums

Author: Edward P Alexander; Mary Alexander; American Association for State and Local History.
Publisher: Lanham : AltaMira Press, ©2008.
Series: American Association for State and Local History book series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Combines the history of museums since the eighteenth century with an examination of the function of museums and museum workers in modern society. This book is intended for those seeking to enter to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alexander, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1907-2003.
Museums in motion.
Lanham : AltaMira Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)653484008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P Alexander; Mary Alexander; American Association for State and Local History.
ISBN: 9780759105089 0759105081 9780759105096 075910509X
OCLC Number: 141187892
Description: xiii, 352 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: In memoriam: Edward P. Alexander, 1907-2003 --
What is a museum? --
History. The art museum ; Natural history and anthropology museums ; Science and technology museums and centers ; The history museum ; Botanical gardens and zoos ; Children's museums --
Functions. To collect ; To conserve ; To exhibit ; To interpret ; To serve ; The museum profession.
Series Title: American Association for State and Local History book series.
Other Titles: Introduction to the history and functions of museums
Responsibility: Edward P. Alexander and Mary Alexander.
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