Social History in Museums

Social History in Museums

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This manual contains contributions by 30 museum professionals from a wide range of specialisms with chapters that range from The Decorative Art Approach to The Agricultural History Approach to Oral History, Excavation Archaeology, Photographs and Films and Period Rooms. The discipline of social history is, in academic terms, very young and its introduction into museums is a recent phenomenon. While both these factors lie behind the contributions to this volume and definitions are fluid, controversy rife, confidence is nonetheless high. The wealth of material reflects the growth in the museum movement since the 1940s and the concern of curators to ensure that museums are popular and relevant in their communities.After languishing for years in a forgotten part of the outback or hidden corner of a sugar plantation, bits and pieces are now being rescued and, if some British enthusiast hasna#39;t ... A photocopy of the instruction manual is now on its way to him.

Title:Social History in Museums
Author:David Fleming, Crispin Paine, John G. Rhodes
Publisher:Stationery Office/Tso - 1993


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