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Curiosity and enlightenment : collectors and collections from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century

Author: Arthur MacGregor; Yale University Press,
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, [2007] ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This fascinating book offers a history of museum collecting in western Europe over the course of its formative centuries, tracing its origins from the culture of collecting that emerged during the Renaissance and concluding with the great changes of the nineteenth century which would prove so influential to the museum movement of later years." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0833/2007037995-d.html.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
MacGregor, Arthur, 1941-
Curiosity and enlightenment
(OCoLC)1232438579
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur MacGregor; Yale University Press,
ISBN: 9780300124934 0300124937
OCLC Number: 173136007
Description: x, 386 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: The museum adumbrated : some models and precursors --
The cabinet of curiosities : concept and realization --
Collecting art --
Museums and the natural world --
Death, anatomy and the museum --
Antiquity in transition --
Museums of science and technology --
The museum comes of age.
Responsibility: Arthur MacGregor.
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