Introduction to the Museums

Title

Introduction to the Museums

Subject

History of Museum, Purpose of Museum, Collections, Exhibitions

Description

A booklet which begins by talking about the history of museums and how they have developed in the UK. There is also a diagram (which no title) which shows, possibly, various subjects or jobs that a museum does. Talks about collecting and how it is more ‘scientific’ now. Moreover, how curators collect, preserve and publish. They talk about exhibitions and how they want to ‘recreate an atmosphere and tell a story’. Museums should help those who study. Hope that loans can be issued in the future to smaller towns and how their school service ‘brings every schoolchild in the country into living touch with all our activities’. Talks about what an art gallery aims to do. Another diagram of how an object goes from acquisition to publication to display. Talks about geology, biology, archives and antiquities. Image of the publication methods and outlets of museums.

Creator

Leicester Museum

Source

Whole Booklet

Publisher

Leicester Museum

Date

1953

Rights

This source is copyright of Leicester Art and Museum Service and is digitised and published under the Creative Commons License : https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Format

Booklet, PDF.

Language

English

Type

Booklet

Coverage

1953, United Kingdom, England, Leicester

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