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Museums in motion : an introduction to the history and functions of museums

Author: Edward P Alexander; American Association for State and Local History.
Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Published in cooperation with the American Association for State and Local History [by] AltaMira Press, ©1996.
Series: American Association for State and Local History book series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the rise of museums since the eighteenth century in the fields of science, art, and history.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P Alexander; American Association for State and Local History.
ISBN: 0761991557 9780761991557 091005035X 9780910050357
OCLC Number: 33983419
Notes: Originally published: Nashville, Tenn. : American Association for State and Local History, 1979.
Description: xii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. What is a museum? --
2. The art museum --
3. The natural history museum --
4. The museum of science and technology --
5. The history museum --
6. Botanical gardens and zoos --
7. The museum as collection --
8. The museum as conservation --
9. The museum as research --
10. The museum as exhibition --
11. The museum as interpretation --
12. The museum as cultural center and social instrument --
13. The museum profession.
Series Title: American Association for State and Local History book series.
Responsibility: Edward P. Alexander ; foreword by William T. Alderson.

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