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Making histories in transport museums [electronic resource] / Colin Divall and Andrew Scott.

Author/Creator:
Divall, Colin.
Publication:
London ; New York : Leicester University Press, 2001.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (232 p.)
Series:
Making histories in museums.
Making histories in museums
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Subjects:
Transportation museums.
Historical museums.
Museum techniques.
Material culture.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book is the first in 30 years to take transport museums seriously as vehicles for the making of public histories. Drawing upon many years' experience of visiting and working in transport museums around the world, the authors argue that the sector's historical roots are more complex than is usually thought. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective but firmly rooted in the practice of making public histories, this book brings the study of transport museums firmly into the mainstream of academic and professional debate.
Contents:
Contents; Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1 Transports of delight: museums, visitors and enthusiasts; 2 Trains, planes, cars and boats: collecting and displaying vehicles; 3 Travels in the past: exhibiting social histories of transport; 4 Theories and things: history and the changing role of the object; 5 To travel hopefully . . . : heritage transport as museums; 6 Moving on: a future for transport museums; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 196-215) and index.
Contributor:
Scott, Andrew, 1949-
ISBN:
1-283-20033-3
9786613200334
0-567-52650-X
OCLC:
745866041