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Jewish Art Collections

in Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage Under Vichy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770187
eISBN:
9780804777827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770187.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Jewish-owned art collections as Nazi war booty. It considers what happened when the French were able to sequester several prestigious Jewish art collections that eluded the ... More


Digital Knowledgescapes: Cultural, Theoretical, Practical, and Usage Issues Facing Museum Collection Databases in a Digital Epoch

Fiona Cameron and Helena Robinson

in Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage: A Critical Discourse

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033534
eISBN:
9780262269742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033534.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines how documentation and interpretation of museum collections within databases can be reconceptualized to form new knowledge models in line with contemporary theoretical and ... More


The Pitt Rivers Collection

William R. Chapman

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0021
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Pitt Rivers Museum was established at Oxford University in 1883 as a result of the gift of the ethnographical and archaeological collection belonging to Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers. He ... More


Moving Toward the Museum: The Collection of Antique Spolia

Wendy M. K. Shaw

in Possessors and Possessed: Museums, Archaeology, and the Visualization of History in the Late Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233355
eISBN:
9780520928565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233355.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the collection of antique spolia in Ottoman museums. It suggests that the roots of collection in the Ottoman Empire can only be understood in light of pre-Turkic and ... More


Progress through the Museum: Nullius

Sarita Echavez See

in Filipino Primitive: Accumulation and Resistance in the American Museum

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479842667
eISBN:
9781479887699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842667.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Philippine exhibit and archive at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History forward the colonial project by taking the colonized as objects of accumulation that then can be studied in ... More


Bringing Life to Natural History

in Modern Nature: The Rise of the Biological Perspective in Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226610894
eISBN:
9780226610924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610924.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes taxidermy and museum collections in relation to natural history. Philipp Leopold Martin's aim was to raise the profile of practice within natural history and simultaneously to ... More


Museum Collections

John W. Ferner, Jeffrey G. Davis, and Paul J. Krusling

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0034
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Most professional herpetologists have had a course in college or graduate school that required some form of field collection. The collected specimens were often expected to be of “museum quality” and ... More


The Quest for the Masterpiece: Traditional Practices of Collecting in American Museums

Holly Flora

in Enforcing International Cultural Heritage Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680245
eISBN:
9780191760174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680245.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Over the past decade, museums have been repeatedly accused of knowingly acquiring looted antiquities and even conspiring to do so with shady dealers and their networks of tomb-robbers. In response, ... More


Technologies of Collection: Railroads and Cameras

Wendy M. K. Shaw

in Possessors and Possessed: Museums, Archaeology, and the Visualization of History in the Late Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233355
eISBN:
9780520928565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233355.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the role of technologies, particularly railroads and cameras, in the collections of the Ottoman museums. It describes how the process of antiquities collection in the Ottoman ... More


The Vichy Legacy

in Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage Under Vichy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770187
eISBN:
9780804777827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770187.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the ways in which wartime preservation measures were adopted and implemented more fully in the postwar period. Along with the continuity of these reforms, the notion that the ... More


Introduction

Wendy M. K. Shaw

in Possessors and Possessed: Museums, Archaeology, and the Visualization of History in the Late Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233355
eISBN:
9780520928565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233355.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of museums in the late-nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire. This book considers how the idea of the museum ... More


Art as a Negotiating Tool

in Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage Under Vichy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770187
eISBN:
9780804777827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770187.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers the fate of French museum collections, from the perspective of Franco–German negotiations. Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring demanded spoils for his personal collection, targeting ... More


Natural History Collections as Dynamic Research Archives

Tamar Dayan and Bella Galil

in Stepping in the Same River Twice: Replication in Biological Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300209549
eISBN:
9780300228038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209549.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the importance of museum specimens and samples. Natural history collections are archives of biodiversity, snapshots that provide a way to physically retrieve an individual ... More


Searching for Antiquities, Saving Libraries

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0018
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's search for antiquities to add to the Coptic Museum as well as his efforts to save the libraries of the Coptic patriarchate, churches, and monasteries from ... More


Looking to the Past to Plan for the Future: Using Natural History Collections as ­Historical Baselines

Rebecca J. Rowe

in Stepping in the Same River Twice: Replication in Biological Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300209549
eISBN:
9780300228038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209549.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Anthropogenic impacts are rapidly changing climates and habitats from local to global scales. As a result, forecasting how the distribution and abundance of species will change as their environment ... More


Long-term time series of ornithological data

Anders Pape Møller and Wesley M. Hochachka

in Effects of Climate Change on Birds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198824268
eISBN:
9780191862809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824268.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Animal Biology

There are numerous sources of data relevant for studies of the effects of climate change. Here we provide a classification of such data and their advantages and drawbacks. Long-term data can be ... More


Incubating new ideas about avian reproduction

S.J. Reynolds and D.C. Deeming

in Nests, Eggs, and Incubation: New ideas about avian reproduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198718666
eISBN:
9780191788086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718666.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Nests, eggs and incubation have been key aspects of research into avian reproduction for many years. This chapter considers how research has fared over the past 12 years. There is a discussion of the ... More


Introduction: Reimagining Science in Latin America

María del Pilar Blanco and Joanna Page

in Geopolitics, Culture, and the Scientific Imaginary in Latin America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401483
eISBN:
9781683402152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401483.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The transnational transfers of ideas, technologies, materials, and people that have shaped the history of science in Latin America are marked, as in any region, by asymmetries of power. These are ... More


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