Mobile museums : collections in circulation (eBook, 2021) []
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Mobile museums : collections in circulation

Mobile museums : collections in circulation

Author: Felix Driver
Publisher: London : UCL PRESS, 2021.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Mobile Museums presents an argument for the importance of circulation in the study of museum collections, past and present.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mobile museums.
London : UCL Press, 2021
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Felix Driver
ISBN: 9781787355262 1787355268 9781787355088 178735508X 9781787355323 1787355322
OCLC Number: 1246625941
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: mobilising and re-mobilising museum collections --
1 Plant artefacts then and now: reconnecting biocultural collections in Amazonia --
2 Re-mobilising colonial collections in decolonial times: exploring the latent possibilities of N. W. Thomas's West African collections --
3 Circuits of accumulation and loss: intersecting natural histories of the 1928 USDA New Guinea Sugarcane Expedition's collections --
4 Kew's mobile museum: economic botany in circulation --
5 Illustrating anthropological knowledge: texts, images and duplicate specimens at the Smithsonian Institution and Pitt Rivers Museum --
6 Expeditionary collections: Haslar Hospital Museum and the circulation of public knowledge, 1815-1855 7 Mobile botany: education, horticulture and commerce in New York botanical gardens, 1890s-1930s --
8 Plants on the move: Kew Gardens and the London schoolroom --
9 Circulations of paradise (or, how to use a specimen to best personal advantage) --
10 Circulation as negotiation and loss: Egyptian antiquities from British excavations, 1880-present --
11 Colonising memory: Indigenous heritage and community engagement --
12 The flow of things: mobilising museum collections of nineteenth-century Fijian liku (fibre skirts) and veiqia (female tattooing) --
Afterword: what goes around, comes around --
mobility's modernity --
Responsibility: edited by Felix Driver, Mark Nesbitt and Caroline Cornish.


Mobile Museums presents an argument for the importance of circulation in the study of museum collections, past and present.


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