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Science for the Nation: Perspectives on the History of the Science Museum (Paperback)
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Science for the Nation: Perspectives on the History of the Science Museum (Paperback)

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Paperback 350 Pages / Published: 14/04/2010
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An engaging study of a great national institution. Essays explore the changing roles of museums and the perceived public role of a museum of science and technology. Illuminates the ways in which we think about the collecting and display of objects and the often difficult relations between the state, business and industry, and museum funding.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137349323
Number of pages: 350
Weight: 599 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Science for the Nation is more than a chronological account of the museum's history, fascinating as that story is. It also includes chapters on the museum staff and its library, buildings, collections, exhibitions and visitors...It is also an account of change...It is constantly changing and evolving, much like science itself.' - E & T

'It is an account with something new even for those well-versed in the museum's history.' - Life After the Museum Newsletter

'Successful in commemorating the Science Museum as an internationally important institution [...] It is a fitting and varied testament to the museum's first century and a half.' Richard Dunn, The Journal of BJHS

'...the Science Museum deserves credit for publishing a book that contributes to the study of museology, history of collections and the material culture of science.' Science for the Nation

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