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A Living Exhibition

The Smithsonian and the Transformation of the Universal Museum

A Living Exhibition( )
Author: Walker, William S.
Series title:Public History in Historical Perspective Ser.
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:University of Massachusetts Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $28.95
Book Description:

Since its founding in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," the Smithsonian Institution has been an important feature of the American cultural landscape. In A Living Exhibition, William S. Walker examines the tangled history of cultural exhibition at the Smithsonian from its early years to the chartering of the National Museum of the American Indian in 1989. He tracks the transformation of the institution from its original ideal as a "universal museum" intended to...
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Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
Travel / Museums, Tours, Points Of Interest
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.18 x 9.25 x 0.78 Inches
Book Weight:1.05 Pounds

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