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The Resource A living exhibition : the Smithsonian and the transformation of the universal museum, William S. Walker

A living exhibition : the Smithsonian and the transformation of the universal museum, William S. Walker

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A living exhibition : the Smithsonian and the transformation of the universal museum
Title
A living exhibition
Title remainder
the Smithsonian and the transformation of the universal museum
Statement of responsibility
William S. Walker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. This book 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. The author tracks the transformation of the institution from its original ideal as a "universal museum" intended to present the totality of human experience to the variegated museum and research complex of the twenty-first century. The author pays particular attention to the half century following World War II, when the Smithsonian significantly expanded. Focusing on its exhibitions of cultural history, cultural anthropology, and folk life, this book places the Smithsonian within the larger context of Cold War America and the social movements of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s
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Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
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Walker, William S.
Dewey number
069.09753
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
Q11.S8
LC item number
W29 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Public History in Historical Perspective
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  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Public history
  • Museum exhibits
  • United States
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • ART
  • Cultural policy
  • Museum exhibits
  • Public history
  • United States
Label
A living exhibition : the Smithsonian and the transformation of the universal museum, William S. Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the changing universal museum -- The universal museum : shaping cultural exhibition at the Smithsonian -- History and technology : a new museum, a new era -- Open education : the Festival of American Folklife and the transformation of space at the Smithsonian -- Inclusion or separation? The Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and the Festival of American Folklife's American Indian programs -- Finding national unity through cultural diversity : the Smithsonian and the Bicentennial -- A family of humankind : the making and unmaking of a museum of man at the Smithsonian -- Epilogue : Is it possible to see it all?
Control code
867742121
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762691
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40022594659
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n0tm9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867742121
Label
A living exhibition : the Smithsonian and the transformation of the universal museum, William S. Walker
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the changing universal museum -- The universal museum : shaping cultural exhibition at the Smithsonian -- History and technology : a new museum, a new era -- Open education : the Festival of American Folklife and the transformation of space at the Smithsonian -- Inclusion or separation? The Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and the Festival of American Folklife's American Indian programs -- Finding national unity through cultural diversity : the Smithsonian and the Bicentennial -- A family of humankind : the making and unmaking of a museum of man at the Smithsonian -- Epilogue : Is it possible to see it all?
Control code
867742121
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762691
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40022594659
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n0tm9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867742121

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