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Author Bennett, Tony.

Title Pasts beyond memory : evolution, museums, colonialism / Tony Bennett.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 233 pages) : illustrations.
Series Museum meanings
Museum meanings.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-225) and index.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Dead circuses: expertise, exhibition, government; The archaeological gaze of the historical sciences; Reassembling the museum; The connective tissue of civilisation; Selective memory: racial recall and civic renewal at the American Museum of Natural History; Evolutionary ground zero: colonialism and the fold of memory; Words, things and vision: evolution 'at a glance'; Postscript: slow modernity; Notes; References; Index.
Summary This important new work explores how evolutionary museums developed in the USA, UK, and Australia in the late 19th century.
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Subject Museums -- Philosophy.
Museums -- Historiography.
Museum techniques -- Historiography.
Museum exhibits -- Technological innovations.
Evolution -- History -- 19th century.
Evolution -- History -- 20th century.
Science -- History -- 19th century.
Science -- History -- 20th century.
Colonies -- History -- 19th century.
Colonies -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Bennett, Tony. Pasts beyond memory. London ; New York : Routledge, 2004 0415247462 0415247470 (DLC) 2003024482 (OCoLC)53435061
ISBN 0203647068 (electronic bk.)
9780203647066 (electronic bk.)
0415247462 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0415247470 (pbk. ; alk. paper)