New Issue of Museum History Journal

New from Left Coast Press, Inc.

Edited by Hugh H. Genoways and Mary Anne Andrei
January 2010
Vol. 3, No. 1

_Table of Contents_

* From the Editor

Feature Articles

* “In Fact, One Cannot See it Without Laughing”: The Spectacle of the Kangaroo in London, 1770 – 1830 -- Christopher Plumb

* American Memory on the Abolition of the Slave Trade: Is There Common Ground in American Museums? -- Phyllis K. Leffler

* Reinstalling Mrs. Ward’s Corner Cupboard: Narrative and Display in a Colonial Revival House Museum -- Sarah Anne Carter

* The Missionary Exhibit: A Frustration and a Promise for Franz Boas and the American Museum of Natural History -- Erin L. Hasinoff

Book Reviews

* Modern Nature: The Rise of the Biological Perspective in Germany, by Lynn Nyhart -- reviewed by Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis

* Cabinets for the Curious: Looking Back at Early English Museums, by Ken Arnold -- reviewed by Katy Barrett

* Collecting Sculpture in Early Modern Europe, edited by Nicholas Penny and Eike D. Schmidt -- reviewed by Jessica Boehman

* Transforming Images: New Mexican Santos In-Between Worlds, by Claire Forago and Donna Pierce, with other contributors -- reviewed by Charles Bennett

* Museum Origins: Readings in Early Museum Philosophy, edited by Hugh H. Genoways and Mary Anne Andrei -- reviewed by Carin Jacobs

TO ORDER this issue or to subscribe to the Museum History Journal, go to

Journal ISSN: 1936-9824
Issue ISBN: 978-1-59874-856-7

Individuals: $25
Museums: $89
Institutions: $159


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