Science for the nation is more than a chronological account of the museums history fascinating as that story is it also includes chapters on the museum staff and its library buildings collections exhibitions and visitorsit is also an account of changeit is constantly changing and evolving much like science itself. The first complete history of the science museum since 1957 science for the nation perspectives on the history of the science museum is a series of individual views by science museum staff and external academic historians of different aspects of the science museums history while it is not a chronological history in the conventional sense . These nation perspectives on the history of the science museum men as part of a wide ranging struggle for the cultural seeks to uncover the museums contested past and in so legitimacy and authority of their discipline worked tireless doing to explain why and how it exists in the form it does ly to impose their very particular vision on . Get this from a library science for the nation perspectives on the history of the science museum peter john turnbull morris a engaging history of the british science museum produced to mark the centenary of its separation from the victoria albert museum in 1909 rather than simply a narrative history it uses the key . Peter jt morris ed science for the nation perspectives on the history of the science museum basingstoke palgrave macmillan 2010 pp xxi 350 isbn 978 0 230 23009 5 gbp6500 hardback volume 44 issue 1 richard dunn
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