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Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles

Javier Rodriguez-Robles

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238183
eISBN:
9780520930001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238183.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ), located on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is a leading center of herpetological research in the United States. This book offers a brief ... More


Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Olivia Cadaval, Sojin Kim, and Diana Baird N'Diaye (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Since its origins in 1967, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has gained national and international recognition as a model for the research and public presentation of living cultural heritage and the ... More


Mammalian Diversification: From Chromosomes to Phylogeography

Eileen Lacey (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098534
eISBN:
9780520916098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098534.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book combines a series of research papers with more informal recollections of James L. Patton, who served as Curator of Mammals in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and as Professor of ... More


Introduction

Gilberto Artioli

in Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage: An introduction to the application of materials science to archaeometry and conservation science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199548262
eISBN:
9780191723308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548262.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The introductory chapter is a personal review of the basic concepts of archaeometry and conservation science, as seen by the different players in the field: artists, archaeologists, curators, and ... More


Film Programming: Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Peter Bosma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174596
eISBN:
9780231850827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174596.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores artistic choices in cinema exhibition, focusing on film theatres, film festivals and film archives and situating film-curating issues within an international context. It describes ... More


Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

George W. Houston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617800
eISBN:
9781469617824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617800.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Libraries of the ancient world have long held a space in the public imagination. The library at Alexandria, even during antiquity, was nearly legendary. Until now there has been relatively little ... More


“Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees,” or Connoisseurship in Screendance

Douglas Rosenberg

in Screendance: Inscribing the Ephemeral Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199772612
eISBN:
9780199949670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772612.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter reconsiders connoisseurship and its possible relationship to screendance. The chapter focuses on spectatorship, the audience and the role of connoisseurship, the phenomena in which ... More


Introduction

Peter Bosma

in Film Programming: Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174596
eISBN:
9780231850827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174596.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an overview of film programming, as well as the terminology to be employed throughout the rest of this book. The central activity in the domain of film exhibition is known as ... More


Grave Goods and the Ritual Expression of Identity

Bonnie Effros

in Merovingian Mortuary Archaeology and the Making of the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232440
eISBN:
9780520928183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232440.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Some of the analytical deficiencies of mortuary studies were generated from the intrinsically interdisciplinary nature of evidence. Scholars have not always been aware of the limitations of the ... More


1974: Volvo and the Mise-en-Scène

Liam Gillick

in Industry and Intelligence: Contemporary Art Since 1820

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780231170208
eISBN:
9780231540964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170208.003.0012
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Endless work. The rise of interface technologies. Contraction, limitation and exit. Resistance through subcultural assertion. The consolidation of the contemporary as a describable practice. The ... More


Genes, Rats, and Sinking Boats: A Biographical Perspective on James L. Patton

Javier A. Rodríguez-Robles and Harry W. Greene

in Mammalian Diversification: From Chromosomes to Phylogeography

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098534
eISBN:
9780520916098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098534.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter presents a biographical sketch of James L. Patton, who served as Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California in Berkeley and as Curator of Mammals in the Museum of ... More


Introduction

Peggy Levitt

in Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520286061
eISBN:
9780520961456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286061.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This book examines how museums create diverse communities both within and beyond their borders. Drawing on first-hand conversations with curators, policy makers, academics, museum directors, and ... More


Untimely Futures

Tarek Elhaik

in The Incurable-Image: Curating Post-Mexican Film and Media Arts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403351
eISBN:
9781474418508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403351.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter speculates on the future of contemporary anthropological ‘installations’ by reappropriating the very term ‘installation’ beyond its traditional home in the art world. Such ... More


Reflection

Peter Bosma

in Film Programming: Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174596
eISBN:
9780231850827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174596.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter defines the fundamental concepts that are explored throughout the book. The term ‘film’ refers to the phenomenon of a public screening of a film for a paying audience in a film theatre, ... More


The Network of Intermediaries

Peter Bosma

in Film Programming: Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174596
eISBN:
9780231850827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174596.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a concise characterisation of the network of intermediaries: film distribution, the issue of copyright, and the phenomenon of film criticism. Film distribution traditionally forms ... More


Inside the museum: including or excluding women?

Kate Hill

in Women and Museums 1850-1914: Modernity and the Gendering of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719081156
eISBN:
9781526115058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081156.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines women working in museums, paid or as volunteers, in curatorial roles or in secretarial, cleaning, or other positions. It shows that while women had some difficulty accessing ... More


Imaginary Museums and Their Real Phantoms: Exorcising Monumental Discourse

Katarzyna Pieprzak

in Imagined Museums: Art and Modernity in Postcolonial Morocco

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665181
eISBN:
9781452946269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665181.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter examines how Moroccan intellectuals and artists deeply committed to modern art cleared spaces for negotiation of their position within the discourse of modernity and its aesthetic ... More


Rethinking the Museum in Morocco

Katarzyna Pieprzak

in Imagined Museums: Art and Modernity in Postcolonial Morocco

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665181
eISBN:
9781452946269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665181.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This concluding chapter focuses on multiple museums in Morocco. It discusses the three contemporary museological models that exist in tension with one another in early twenty-first-century Morocco. ... More


A Monkey and a Parrot of a Time

in The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush: Museums and Paleontology in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226074726
eISBN:
9780226074733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074733.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

John Bell Hatcher was the most talented and respected field paleontologist of his generation, but he struggled mightily to find his own level in the hierarchical world of American vertebrate ... More


Gains and Losses

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the many gains and losses that Thomas Sandler Roberts experienced during the post-Great War years as a museum curator and a professor. His ornithology course matured over the ... More


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