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Nature and culture

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This is a vital new work; the first to take the University of Manchester's Museum as its subject. By setting the museum in its cu... Lire la suite
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This is a vital new work; the first to take the University of Manchester's Museum as its subject. By setting the museum in its cultural and intellectual contexts, Nature and culture explores twentieth-century collecting and display, and the status of the object in the modern world. Beginning with the origins of the Manchester Museum, accounting for its development as an internationally renowned university museum, and concluding at its major expansion at the turn of the millennium, this book casts new light on the history of museums. How did objects become knowledge? Who encountered museum objects on their way to museums? What happened to collections within the museum? How did visitors use and respond to objects? In answering these questions, Nature and culture illuminates not only the history of one institution, but also contributes to wider discussions in the history of science, cultural history and museology.


Samuel J. M. M. Alberti


List of figures Acknowledgements List of abbreviations Introduction: museum historiographies I. Museums and disciplines II. The lives of objects Notes 1. Prologue: the Manchester Natural History Society I. The Museum on Peter Street II. Visitors and staff III. Transfer and dissolution Notes 2. Nature: scientific disciplines in the museum I. Unified nature 1887-1910 II. Expanding collections 1910-50 III. Nature dislocated 1950-90 IV. Conclusion: cultural cartography and the Museum Notes 3. Culture: artefacts and disciplinary formation I. Culture precipitated 1890-1927 II. Nature and culture distinguished 1927-69 III. Culture consolidated 1969-90 IV. Conclusion: shaping disciplines Notes 4. Acquisition: collecting networks and the museum I. Foundation and empire II. The economy of donation III. Value for money? IV. The museum and the field V. Transfers and loans VI. Conclusion: the politics of acquisition Notes 5. Practice: technique and the lives of objects in the collection I. Preparing and conserving II. Recording and cataloguing III. Storing and displaying IV. Conclusion: towards a history of museum practice 6. Visitors: audiences and objects I. Organising the visitor II. Educating the visitor III. Town and gown IV. Involving the visitor V. The visitor experience VI. Conclusion: expanding the history of museums Notes Conclusion: the museum in the twentieth century Notes List of Archives Bibliography

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Titre: Nature and culture
Sous-titre: Objects, disciplines and the Manchester Museum
Code EAN: 9781526129543
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (pdf)
Producteur: Bonnier Publishing Fiction
Genre: Art
nombre de pages: 256
Parution: 03.10.2017
Taille de fichier: 26.5 MB