Swinney, Geoffrey N (2010) Robert Jameson (1774-1854) and the concept of a 'public museum'. Archives of Natural History, 37 (2). pp. 235-245. ISSN 1755-6260

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Abstract

Attention is drawn to Robert Jameson’s distinction between “the public” and “the working classes” in relation to the audience for the Natural History Museum of the College (later the University of) Edinburgh. This distinction is discussed, together with specific usage of the related term “closed”, in the context of recent theoretical studies on the creation and construction of the public and a public sphere during the nineteenth century

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > C Auxiliary sciences of history (General)
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Users 6 not found.
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 14:46
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2011 11:51
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/283

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