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Smithsonian Books, Fall 2017

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Artefacts: Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Challenging Collections
Approaches to the Heritage of Recent Science and Technology
9781944466107 Paperback, Trade English General Trade TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / History Oct 17, 2017
$52.00 CAD
Cancelled Smithsonian Books Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
This most recent volume in the Artefacts series, Challenging Collections: Approaches to the Heritage of Recent Science and Technology, focuses on the question of collecting post–World War II scientific and technological heritage in museums, and the challenging issue of how such artifacts can be displayed and interpreted for diverse publics. In addition to examples of practice, editors Alison Boyle (Science Museum, London) and Johannes-Geert Hagmann (Deutsches Museum, Munich) have invited prominent historians and curators to reflect on the nature of recent scientific and technological heritage, and to challenge the role of museum collections in the twenty-first century. Challenging Collections will certainly be part of an ever-evolving dialogue among communities of collectors and scholars seeking to keep pace with the changing landscapes of science and technology, museology, and historiography.

NEW ARTEFACTS VOLUME: This book is the latest in the popular Artefacts series. Each book in the series uses objects and material culture as a way to examine history, science, and technology.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY: Employs insights from a variety of academic fields to address the issues surrounding the preservation of material culture in the 21st century.

Johannes-Geert Hagmann is head of the curatorial department for technology at the Deutsches Museum. Alison Boyle is Keeper of Science Collections at The Science Museum, London.

Author Residence: Munich; London

Marketing: Outreach to academic library publications including the ALA’s Choice, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and others.

Publicity: Finished book review list mailing to technology, material culture, museum studies, science, world history, and other appropriate publications.

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