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The Resource Who owns America's past? : the Smithsonian and the problem of history, Robert C. Post

Who owns America's past? : the Smithsonian and the problem of history, Robert C. Post

Label
Who owns America's past? : the Smithsonian and the problem of history
Title
Who owns America's past?
Title remainder
the Smithsonian and the problem of history
Statement of responsibility
Robert C. Post
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From an insider's perspective, Robert C. Post ... offers insight into the politics of display and the interpretation of history. Never before has a book about the Smithsonian detailed the recent and dramatic shift from collection-driven shows, with artifacts meant to speak for themselves, to concept-driven exhibitions, in which objects aim to tell a story, displayed like illustrations in a book."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Post, Robert C
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival
  • Enola Gay
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Public history
  • Museums
  • Museums
  • Histoire appliquée
  • Musées
  • Musées
  • Museums
  • Museums
  • Public history
  • United States
  • Ausstellung
  • Gesellschaft
  • Public history
  • Museums
  • Museums
Label
Who owns America's past? : the Smithsonian and the problem of history, Robert C. Post
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A chain of events linking past to present -- Modernization -- A worthy home for national treasures -- Allies and critics -- To join in a Smithsonian renaissance -- A special kind of insight -- The winged gospel -- Celebration or education? -- A crisis of representation -- Small's world -- Timely and relevant themes and methods of presentation -- What is the story?
Control code
828143799
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 370 pages
Isbn
9781421411002
Lccn
2013004825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)828143799
Label
Who owns America's past? : the Smithsonian and the problem of history, Robert C. Post
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A chain of events linking past to present -- Modernization -- A worthy home for national treasures -- Allies and critics -- To join in a Smithsonian renaissance -- A special kind of insight -- The winged gospel -- Celebration or education? -- A crisis of representation -- Small's world -- Timely and relevant themes and methods of presentation -- What is the story?
Control code
828143799
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 370 pages
Isbn
9781421411002
Lccn
2013004825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)828143799

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