Museums, Objects and Collections

Museums, Objects and Collections

Authors : Susan M. Pearce
Publisher : Leicester University Press
Published Date : 1992
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ISBN-13 : 9780718514426
Page : 296 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions Museums, Objects and Collections

Museums hold the collected objects that have come to us from the past, and which now constitute one of the most important ways in which we can understand that past. Museums are social phenomena characteristic of the modernist Western tradition, and their collections of both human and natural history material are a significant part of how that tradition has shaped itself.