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Biological Groups, Nature, and Culture in the Museum

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/9780226610924.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter concentrates on a particular kind of biological exhibit called the “biological group,” which posed animals together in lifelike positions. It specifically evaluates three new museums of ... More


The Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Many Auspicious Doors

Betty Belanus

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter uses the 2008 Bhutan program to examine visitor experience and the role of curators in crafting these experiences. Using the suggestive possibilities of a portable Buddhist shrine ... More


Vetigastropoda

Daniel L. Geiger, Alexander N¨tzel, and Takenori Sasaki

in Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250925
eISBN:
9780520933705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250925.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter investigates the evolution and phylogeny of the gastropod clade of Vetigastropoda. It explains that Vetigastropoda, introduced in 1980, is a clade of basal marine snails that include ... More


Conclusions

Chaim Noy

in Thank You for Dying for Our Country: Commemorative Texts and Performances in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199398973
eISBN:
9780199399000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398973.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The book’s last chapter ties together its main contributions, which are anchored in theoretical, empirical, and methodological spheres. This chapter lays out the main insights the study offers, ... More


El Museo del Norte: Passionate Praxis on the Streets of Detroit

María Eugenia Cotera

in The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041211
eISBN:
9780252099809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This essay offers an overview of the El Museo del Norte, a community/university partnership with the goal of establishing a “museum without walls” in Detroit, Michigan. The essay provides some ... More


Introduction

Kate Nichols

in Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace: Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199596461
eISBN:
9780191795770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596461.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The introduction situates this book in the broader fields of classical reception studies, cultural history, art history, museum studies, and Victorian studies. It sets out methodological approaches ... More


Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting

Steven Rutledge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573233
eISBN:
9780191804441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573233.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In antiquity, Rome represented one of the world's great cultural capitals. The city constituted a collective repository for various commemoratives, cultural artefacts, and curiosities, not to mention ... More


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