The Resource Hidden treasures : what museums can't or won't show you, Harriet Baskas

Hidden treasures : what museums can't or won't show you, Harriet Baskas

Label
Hidden treasures : what museums can't or won't show you
Title
Hidden treasures
Title remainder
what museums can't or won't show you
Statement of responsibility
Harriet Baskas
Title variation
What museums can not or will not show you
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While there are more than 15,000 museums in our country, visitors get to see only about five percent of any institution's collections. Most museums simply don't have room to display everything they've got. However, there are a wide variety of surprising and intriguing reasons why, for example, the Smithsonian Institution doesn't display its collection of condoms; why the Field Museum locks up its shrunken heads; and why the bones of a former slave named Fortune were hidden away for years in the basement of Connecticut's Mattatuck Museum. Each item or collection included in this volume is be described and placed in context with stories and interviews that explore the historical, social, cultural, political, environmental or other circumstances that led to that object being kept from view--the ultimate museum buff's voyeuristic experience
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
069/.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
AM11
LC item number
.B37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Hidden treasures : what museums can't or won't show you, Harriet Baskas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: Anchorage Museum (Alaska) -- Sedona Heritage Museum (Arizona) -- San Joaquin County Historical Museum (Lodi, California) -- Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (Yorba Linda, California) -- Denver Art Museum (Colorado) -- P.T. Barnum Museum (Bridgeport, Connecticut) -- Wellcome Collection (London, England) -- Boca Raton Museum of Art (Florida) -- Lightner Museum (St. Augustine, Florida) -- Honolulu Museum of Art (Hawaii) -- The Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago, Illinois) -- The Children's Museum of Indianapolis (Indiana) -- Indiana Medical History Museum (Indianapolis) -- Minnetrista Heritage Collection (Muncie, Indiana) -- Wayne County Historical Museum (Richmond, Indiana) -- State of Iowa Historical Museum (Des Moines) -- Kansas Museum of History (Topeka) -- Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History (Frankfort) -- Hornbake Library at the University of Maryland (College Park) -- Grand Lodge (Boston, Massachusetts) --
  • Contents note continued: Harvard's Museums (Cambridge, Massachusetts) -- The Henry Ford (Dearborn, Michigan) -- Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota) -- Harry S. Truman Library and Museum (Independence, Missouri) -- Museum of Osteopathic Medicine (Kirksville, Missouri) -- National Atomic Testing Museum (Las Vegas, Nevada) -- Morris Museum (Morristown, New Jersey) -- Museum of International Folk Art (Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, New York) -- FASNY Museum of Firefighting (Hudson, New York) -- Queens Museum of Art (Queens, New York) -- International Women's Air & Space Museum (Cleveland, Ohio) -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (Cleveland, Ohio) -- Ohio History Center (Columbus) -- Dayton History (Ohio) -- Chemical Heritage Foundation (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) -- Penn Museum (Philadelphia, Pennyslvania) -- Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) -- Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and National Cemetery (Greenville, Tennessee) --
  • Contents note continued: Tennessee State Museum (Nashville) -- Scurry County Museum (Snyder, Texas) -- The Museum of the Confederacy (Richmond, Virginia) -- Virginia Historical Society (Richmond) -- TSA Museum (Arlington, Virginia) -- National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC) -- National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC) -- National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, DC, and New York City) -- National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC) -- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, Massachusetts) and Maryhill Museum of Art (Goldendale, Washington) -- Orcas Island Historical Museum (Eastsound, Washington) -- EMP Museum (Seattle, Washington) -- Yakima Valley Museum (Washington) -- Harley-Davidson Museum (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Control code
000050947377
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 175 pages
Isbn
9780762780471
Lccn
2013015007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
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.b30209018
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830366998
  • md30209018

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