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Behind the Exhibit: Displaying Science and Technology at World's Fairs and Museums in the Twentieth Century (Artefacts Studies in the History of Science and Technology, Volume 12)

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posted on 12.09.2019 by Elena Canadelli, Marco Beretta, Laura Ronzon
The rich contents of this Artefacts volume, the twelfth in the series, clearly show how complex and entangled are the narratives behind the public display of scientific artifacts in national and international exhibitions and science museums in the twentieth century. The constant tension between basic science and technological applications, the multilayered role of history, the constant appearance and disappearance of collections of artifacts, and the search for a balance between entertainment and education come to light.

History

Series

  • Proceedings and Edited Collections

Volume Number

Artefacts 12

Publication date

25/04/2019

ISBN (print)

978-1-944466-22-0

ISBN (online)

978-1-944466-23-7

Funder(s)

Smithsonian Institution; National Air and Space Museum

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