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CONTENTS Preface 00 About the Editors Section I: MUSEUM ORIGINS 00 1 Geography 00 Strabo 2 Rerum Rusticarum Libri Tres 00 Marcus Terentius Varro 3 The life and times of Anthony Wood, antiquary, of Oxford, 1632-1695, described by himself, collected from his diaries and papers 00 Andrew Clark 4 My design in forming this museum 00 Charles Willson Peale 5 The Mount Vernon Association 00 Sara Agnes Pryor 6 A word about museums 00 Edwin Lawrence Godkin 7 The history of the origin and development of museums 00 H. A. Hagen Section II: MUSEUM PHILOSOPHY 8 An address on the practical value of the American museum Luigi Palma di Cesnola 9 Purposes and aims of modern museums Frederic A. Lucas 10 The functions of museums Paul M. Rea 11 War museums H. Bolton 12 Museums and the people Erwin H. Barbour 13 State and local historical societies Reuben Gold Thwaites 14 On the ideal relations of public libraries, museums, and art gallery to the city Oliver C. Farrington 15 The art museum and the public Mariana Alley Van Rensselaer 16 English art connoisseurship and collecting Sir J. C. Robinson Section III: THE NEW MUSEUM 17 The use and abuse of museums W. Stanley Jevons 18 The relationships and responsibilities of museums G. Brown Goode 19 Modern museums William Henry Flower 20 Museum ideals of purpose and method Benjamin Ives Gilman 21 The new museum John Cotton Dana 22 The museum conscience Joseph Grinnell 23 Museum ethics L. Earle Rowe Section IV: MUSEUM EDUCATION 24 The children's museum as an educator Anna Billings Gallup 25 The relation of the museum to the schools Carolyn M. Rea 26 If public libraries, why not public museums? Edward S. Morse 27 The museum in educational work Frederick Starr 28 The museum, the original exponent of visual education Frank C. Baker 29 The function of the museum instructor Elizabeth M. Whitmore 30 Museums and other classified collections as instruments of education in natural science Henry Scadding 31 The place of museums in education Thomas Greenwood 32 The museum's part in making of Americans Laura W. L. Scales 33 The museum's educational credo Winifred E. Howe Section V: MUSEUM EXHIBITION 34 Museum for the people Alfred Russel Wallace 35 The improvements effected in modern museums of Europe and Australia Gerard Krefft, with quotations from John E. Gray 36 The dullness of museums John George Wood 37 The anthropological exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History George A. Dorsey 38 Some principles of museum administration Franz Boas 39 Modern exhibitional tendencies of museums of natural history and ethnology designed for public use Henry L. Ward Section VI: MUSEUMS AND UNIVERSITIES 40 On the educational uses of museums Edward Forbes 41 The social museum as an instrument of university teaching Francis G. Peabody 42 The relation of the art museum to the university Edward W. Forbes 43 Training Museum workers Homer R. Dill 44 Museums and their purpose N. H. Winchell Section VII: PHILOSOPHY OF MUSEUMS WITH LIVING COLLECTIONS 45 Botanical gardens Nathaniel Lord Britton 46 The Missouri Botanical Garden William Trelease 47 The Arnold Arboretum: what it is and does Charles Sprague Sargent 48 Zoological gardens, a critical essay Theodore Link 49 The making of a zoological-park masterpiece William T. Hornaday 50 Administration of the public aquarium Charles H. Townsend References About the Authors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Museums -- History.
Museums -- Philosophy.