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The museum in America : innovators and pioneers

Author: Edward P Alexander; American Association for State and Local History.
Publisher: Walnut Creek : AltaMira Press, ©1997.
Series: American Association for State and Local History book series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Museum in America captures the life stories of thirteen visionary museum leaders who helped transform the 19th century's collection of curios into today's institution of public service and education. In the lively style of Museum Masters, Alexander recounts the stories of pioneers in American history, science, art, and general museums. For anyone interested in the history of the museum, this volume is the place  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Alexander, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1907-2003.
Museum in America.
Walnut Creek : AltaMira Press, ©1997
(DLC) 97021127
(OCoLC)37201260
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P Alexander; American Association for State and Local History.
ISBN: 0585189897 9780585189895
OCLC Number: 44962627
Notes: "Published in cooperation with the American Association for State and Local History."
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages).
Contents: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR STATE AND LOCAL HISTORY BOOK SERIES; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Dedication; About the Author; Foreword; INTRODUCTION --
Toward a Definition of the American Museum; CHAPTER 1 --
Henry Fairfield Osborn Develops a Model Natural History Museum; I; II; III; IV; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 2 --
Carl Ethan Akeley Perfects the Habitat Group Exhibition; I; II; III; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 3 --
Henry Watson Kent Standardizes Functions of the Art Museum; I; II; III; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY. CHAPTER 4 --
Alfred Hamilton Barr Jr. Brings Modern Art to the MuseumI; II; III; IV; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 5 --
Reuben Gold Thwaites Makes a Historical Society Reach the People of a State; I; II; III; IV; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 6 --
William Sumner Appleton Preserves Important Sites Throughout New England; I; II; III; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 7 --
Frank Friedman Oppenheimer Uses Visitors as Part of Museum Experiments; I; II; III; IV; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 8 --
Anna Billings Gallup Popularizes the First Children's Museum; I; II; III; IV; NOTES. SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHYCHAPTER 9 --
John Robert Kinard Expands the Neighborhood Museum; I; II; III; IV; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 10 --
Katherine Coffey Attracts the Community into a General Museum; I; II; III; IV; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 11 --
Charles Sprague Sargent Plants an Outstanding Botanical Garden; I; II; III; IV; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 12 --
William Temple Hornaday Founds a Varied and Popular Zoo; I; II; III; IV; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 13 --
Paul Joseph Sachs Teaches a Pioneering Course in Museum Studies; I; II; III; IV; NOTES. SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHYA BRIEF EPILOGUE: --
The American Museum Progresses; Index.
Series Title: American Association for State and Local History book series.
Responsibility: by Edward P. Alexander.
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The Museum in America captures the life stories of thirteen visionary museum leaders who helped transform the 19th century's collection of curios into today's institution of public service and education. In the lively style of Museum Masters, Alexander recounts the stories of pioneers in American history, science, art, and general museums. For anyone interested in the history of the museum, this volume is the place to start.

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