The Sacred Grove: Essays on Museums

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Summary

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.

Author

Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001

Subject

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

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

(Book)

Contact information

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

Date

1969

Topic

  • Education
  • Secretaries
  • SI, Early History
  • Museums
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Museum publications
  • Museum techniques
  • Museums--Educational aspects

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