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Science Museums in Transition: Anglo-American Cultures of Display in the Nineteenth Century - Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century (Hardback)
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Science Museums in Transition: Anglo-American Cultures of Display in the Nineteenth Century - Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 30/05/2017
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This edited volume explores the transformation of scientific exhibitions and museums during the nineteenth century. Contributors focus on comparative case studies across Britain and America, examining the people, spaces, display practices, experiences, and politics that worked not only to define the museum, but to shape public science and scientific knowledge during this period.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822944751
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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"On both sides of the Atlantic, exhibitions, public demonstrations, and a salmagundi of museums made science available to all kinds of audiences. The essays in this enjoyable collection add mightily to our understanding of nineteenth-century science, and they remind us that a vibrant world of public engagement existed where science was performed and put on display."
--Steven Conn, Miami University
"Science Museums in Transition blurs distinctions between exhibitions and museums with a deft appreciation of the role of performance and spectacle. It stresses the variability of architecture, function, display, and values across the nineteenth century, and therefore what was regarded as a 'museum' and what might be considered to be 'science.'"
--Sophie Forgan, Captain Cook Memorial Museum

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