Goode's Principles for Public Museums

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Summary

In the annual report of the Assistant Director of the National Museum, George B. Goode outlines the principles to be followed in the arrangement of a public museum. He distinguishes between educational and research museums, and outlines the cardinal principles to consider in the arrangement of a public museum. His report contains a new scheme of museum classification.

Subject

  • Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
  • United States National Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1881. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883, p. 81-95.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

March 1, 1882

Topic

  • Policies
  • Education
  • Museums
  • Museum techniques
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Research

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