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Art as evidence : a brief history of the American Museum of Natural History collection

Catalog Data

Author:
Schildkrout, Enid  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
Boas, Franz 1858-1942  Search this
Lowie, Robert Harry 1883-1957  Search this
Putnam, F. W (Frederic Ward) 1839-1915  Search this
Turnbull, Colin M  Search this
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Art collections
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1988
Notes:
Schildkrout characterizes the mid-nineteenth century intellectual climate that led to the creation and development of the American Museum of Natural History collections as one ungrounded in scientific method and lacking a theoretical framework. This changed, however, as theories evolved and a more systematic approach was called for, and the Museum began mounting large collecting expeditions. The names of Carl Akeley, Franz Boas, Robert H. Lowie, Frederic Ward Putnam and Colin Turnbull are all closely linked with the development of the Museum's ethnographic collections.
Topic:
African art collections  Search this
Ethnological museums and collections  Search this
Call number:
GN36.A35 A78 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542505