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Extinct Monsters to Deep Time : conflict, compromise, and the making of Smithsonian's fossil halls

Author: Diana E Marsh
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, [2019]
Series: Museums and collections, v. 11.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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From Extinct Monsters to Deep Time is an ethnography that documents the growing friction between the research and outreach functions of the museum in the 21st century.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Marsh, Diana E., 1986-, author.
Extinct Monsters to Deep Time
New York : Berghahn Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2018053348
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diana E Marsh
ISBN: 9781789201239 1789201233
OCLC Number: 1083096495
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Foreward --
Prologue. fieldnotes from the badlands --
Acknowledgements --
List of abbreviations --
Chronology A. Lists of relevant leadership --
Chronology B. Geologic time scale --
Chronology C. Fossil exhibits timeline --
Introduction --
Increase and diffusion : early fossil exhibits and a history of institutional culture --
Group dynamics : exhibit meetings and expertise --
group dynamics : the roots of team frictions and complementarities --
Content development : debates about interconnected processes and static things --
Content development : the roots of interpretive frictions and complementarities --
Diffusion and increase: shifts in institutional culture from modernization to now --
Conclusion --
Coda : the nation'sT-rex --
Appendix A. Consent form --
Appendix B. Interview questionnaires --
Sample team interview questionnaire --
Sample oral history interview questionnaire --
Glossary.
Series Title: Museums and collections, v. 11.
Responsibility: Diana E. Marsh.

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