Lost in the museum : buried treasures and the stories they tell (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Lost in the museum : buried treasures and the stories they tell

Lost in the museum : buried treasures and the stories they tell

Author: Nancy Moses
Publisher: Lanham, MD : AltaMira Press, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Few beyond the insider realize that museums own millions of objects the public never sees. In Lost in the Museum, Nancy Moses takes the reader behind the employees only doors to uncover the stories buried - along with the objects - in the crypts of museums, historical societies, and archives. Moses discovers the actual birds shot, stuffed, and painted by John James Audubon, America's most beloved bird artist; a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Moses
ISBN: 9780759110694 0759110697 9780759110700 0759110700
OCLC Number: 155756281
Awards: Winner of ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Pop Culture 2008
Winner of IndieFab awards (Popular Culture) 2008
Description: ix, 167 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: John James Audubon's birds, Academy of Natural Sciences --
Blaschka sea animals, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh --
Franklin B. Gowen's bowl, Historical Society of Pennsylvania --
Pessaries, Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia --
Skull of a prehistoric Peruvian child, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History --
Ker-Feal, Barnes Foundation --
Plan for the dome of the United States Capitol, Athenaeum of Philadelphia --
John Brown's pike, Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum of Philadelphia --
Summer garments of a Tibetan princess, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.
Responsibility: Nancy Moses.
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Weaving the stories of the object, its original owner, and the often idiosyncratic institution where the object resides, this book reveals the darkest secret of the cultural world the precarious  Read more...


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