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Horniman Museum and Library Publications series (1904-1977)

Cain, J; (2022) Horniman Museum and Library Publications series (1904-1977). Archives of Natural History (In press).

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Abstract

Horniman Museum and Library published a group of visitor guides and handbooks to accompany permanent galleries under the series title “Horniman Museum and Library Publications”. This paper presents a bibliography for the series, which covered subjects in zoology and anthropology. The series included sixteen publications. Many had multiple editions. Authors were not identified explicitly, and attribution was assigned to the institution. This paper identifies authors and other notable contributors for each volume. The Horniman stopped assigning new publications to the series at the end of the 1930s; however, new guides and handbooks continued to be published in similar fashion. Some new publications asserted continuity, claiming to be later editions. Others did not. This paper identifies those additional publications. Both continuity and break reveal aspects of work within the museum environment. Indeed, the evolution of this series offers insight into relationships between curators, professionalisation, and exhibition culture at the Horniman Museum over the twentieth century.

Type: Article
Title: Horniman Museum and Library Publications series (1904-1977)
Location: UK
Publisher version: https://www.euppublishing.com/loi/anh
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Horniman Museum, evolution, anthropology, ethnology, gallery guides, zoology, aquarium, aquaria, curator, musical instruments, natural history museums, natural history, locomotion, defences, classification, display
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Science and Technology Studies
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10141502
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