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“A Vision of the Future”:: The New Museum Idea and Display Reform, 1890–1915

Karen A. Rader and Victoria E. M. Cain

in Life on Display: Revolutionizing U.S. Museums of Science and Natural History in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226079660
eISBN:
9780226079837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226079837.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Between the 1890s and the 1910s, a young generation of reformers inspired by a transnational movement known as “the New Museum Idea” agreed that natural history museums had a social responsibility to ... More


Conclusion: “Nobody Knows That We’re Here” What Happened to That Promised Salvation on the East River?

James M. Lindgren

in Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter examines the ups and downs of the South Street Seaport Museum as it tried to realize its historic preservation vision, which included saving an urban renewal district and ... More


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