The Sacred Grove: Essays on Museums

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Work focuses on the history of museums and the museum profession, and contains much information about the Smithsonian (including chapter three, "The Smithsonian in the Nineteenth Century: A Microcosm of Museum Problems"). The sections on the Smithsonian cover the early history of the Institution, Joseph Henry, Smithsonian publications, and Spencer F. Baird. Later chapters discuss the twentieth century museum and museums of the future.


  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878


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  • Education
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  • SI, Early History
  • Museums
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  • Museum techniques
  • Museums--Educational aspects

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