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LA JEUNESSE DES MUSEES: LES MUSEES DE FRANCE AU XIXe SIECLE (The Youth of Museums: The Museums of France in the 19th Century). Ed. by Chantal Georgel. Musee d'Orsay, Paris, 1994. Organized in association with and published by Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris. 404 pp. with 344 ills. (84 col.). 28 x 22 cm. ISBN 2711825175 In French.
Illustrated with reproductions of paintings, architectural drawings and photographs, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, natural curiosities, archival documents and other diverse pieces, this scholarly catalogue features 35 essays that illuminate the origins, development and multifaceted role of the museum in 19th-century France. Texts include discussions of the evolution of museum architecture and decoration over the period, the museum's significance as an educational, cultural and political institution, exhibition practices and techniques, the formation of specific collections throughout France, and the relationship of the museum to its visitors.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1800-1900 — Several Media — Museum Studies
Plans: 50
Worldwide Number: 024442
Paperbound $85.00    

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