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Title Scientific instruments on display / edited by Silke Ackermann, Richard L. Kremer, Mara Miniati.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 231 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series History of science and medicine library, 1872-0684 ; volume 46
Scientific instruments and collections ; volume 4
History of science and medicine library ; v. 46.
History of science and medicine library. Scientific instruments and collections ; v. 4.
Summary This study examines the display of scientific instruments in venues beyond the laboratory or the classroom, in museums, fairs, universal exhibitions, theatres, movies, book frontispieces, and patent offices.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Andrea Corsini and the Creation of the Museum of the History of Science in Florence (1930-1961); Chapter 2 "Not for their Beauty": Instruments and Narratives at the Science Museum, London; Chapter 3 "More Artistic than Scientific": Exhibiting Instruments as Decorative Arts in the Victoria and Albert Museum; Chapter 4 "Of Sufficient Interest . . ., but not of Such Value . . .": 260 Years of Displaying Scientific Instruments in the British Museum; Chapter 5 Instruments on Display at the Paris Observatory.
Chapter 6 Looking at Scientific Instruments on Display at the United States Centennial Exhibition of 1876; Chapter 7 Permanent Demonstrations: The Science Teaching Museum at the University of Chicago; Chapter 8 The Display of Twentieth-Century Instruments at Humboldt State University; Chapter 9 Slide Rules on Display in the United States, 1840-2010; Chapter 10 "Exceedingly Ridiculous": Telescopes on Display on the Seventeenth-Century Stage; Chapter 11 Instruments on Movie Sets: A Case Study; Chapter 12 Display of Instruments on Seventeenth-Century Astronomical Frontispieces.
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Subject Scientific apparatus and instruments.
Exhibitions -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Ackermann, Silke, writer of introduction, editor, author.
Kremer, Richard L. (Richard Lynn), writer of introduction, editor, author.
Miniati, Mara, writer of introduction, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Scientific instruments on display. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2014] 9789004264397 (DLC) 2014024624 (OCoLC)880237889
ISBN 9789004264403 (e-book)
900426440X (e-book)
9789004264397 (hardback acid-free paper)
9004264396 (hardback acid-free paper)