Pasts beyond memory: evolution, museums, colonialism

Bennett, Tony (2004). Pasts beyond memory: evolution, museums, colonialism. Museum Meanings. Routledge.



Contributing to current debates on relationships between culture and the social, and the the rapidly changing practices of modern museums as they seek to shed the legacies of both evolutionary conceptions and colonial science, this important new work explores how evolutionary museums developed in the USA, UK, and Australia in the late Nineteenth Century.

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