Museums : a history

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Full title: Museums : a history / John E. Simmons.
Main author: Simmons, John E.
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Table of Contents:
  • What is a collection? what is a museum?
  • Hoards and tombs
  • collections in the ancient world (to 700 BCE)
  • The temple of the muses
  • the conjunction of objects and knowledge (classical antiquity, 700 BCE to CE 400)
  • The power of objects
  • medieval collections (400 to 1400)
  • Of cabinets and kings
  • Renaissance collections (1400 to 1600)
  • The museum enlightened
  • 1600 to 1800
  • Emergence of the modern museum
  • 1800 to 1900
  • Museums in a world gone awry
  • 1900 to 1970
  • Learning to read objects (again)
  • the post-postmodern museum.