1st Edition

The History of Museums Vol 7

Edited By Susan M. Pearce, William Henry Flower Copyright 1997

    Museums and collecting is now a major area of cultural studies. This selected group of key texts opens the investigation and appreciation of museum history. Edward Edwards, chief pioneer of municipal public libraries, chronicles the founders and early donors to the British Museum. Greenwood and Murray provide informative pictures of the early history of the museum movement. Sir William Flower, Director of the British Museum (Natural History), takes a pioneering philosophical approach to the sphere of natural history in relation to museums. Similarly, Acland and Ruskin discuss and explore the relationships of art and architecture to museums.

    Essays on Museums and other subjects connected with natural history, Preface, 1 Museum Organisations 2 Modern Museums 3 Local Museums 4 School Museums 5 Boys' Museums 6 The Booth Museums 7 The Museums of the Royal College of Surgeons of England General Biology 8 Introductory Lecture to the Course of Comparative Anatomy 9 Recent Advances in Natural Science in relation to the Christian Faith 10 A Practical Lesson from Biological Studies 11 Paleontological Evidence of Gradual Modification of Animal forms 12 A Century's Progress in Zoological Knowledge 13 The Zoological Society of London 14 Whalea and Whale Fisheries 15 Whales Part and Present and their Probable Origin Anthropology 16 Presidential Address to the Department of Anthropology 17 Presidential Address to the Section of Anthropology 18 The Classification of the Varieties of the Human Species 19 The Pygmy Race of Men 20 Fashion in Deformity Biographical Sketches.


    Susan M. Pearce, University of Leicester. Author Wiliam Henry Flower