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William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum
 

William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum (Hardback)

Edited by Campbell, Mungo
Edited by Flis, Nathan
By Sanchez-Jauregui, Maria Dolores

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William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum accompanies a groundbreaking exhibition organised by the Hunterian at the University of Glasgow, in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art, to celebrate the 2018 tercentenary of the Hunterian's founder, Dr. William H...unter (1718-1783). This publication is the first in 150 years to assess the contribution made by Hunter, the Scottish-born obstetrician, anatomist, and collector, to the development of the modern museum as a public institution. Essays examine how Hunter gathered his collection to be used as a source of knowledge and instruction, encompassing outstanding paintings and works on paper, coins and medals, and anatomical and zoological specimens. Hunter also possessed ethnographic artifacts from Spain, the Middle East, China, and the South Pacific, and was an avid collector of medieval manuscripts and incunabula; these were all located within one of the most important working libraries of eighteenth-century London.
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ISBN 9780300236651
Released NZ 15 Oct 2018
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780300236651
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 Oct 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Campbell, Mungo
Edited by Flis, Nathan
By Sanchez-Jauregui, Maria Dolores
Category Exhibition Catalogues And Specific Collections
Human Figures Depicted In Art
Museums & Museology
Number of Pages 440
Dimensions Width: 241mm
Height: 305mm
Dewey Code 069
Weight 2,608g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Collectors and collecting - Exhibitions - History - 18th century - Great Britain, Museums - Exhibitions - History, ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / Permanent Collections, ART / Museum Studies, ART / Subjects & Themes / Human Figure
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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