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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Collection of Mediterranean Antiquities, Vol. 1, The Ancient Glass

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, La collection des antiquités méditerranéennes, Vol. 1, La verrerie antique


Beaudoin Caron and Eléni P. Zoitopoúlou

This catalogue raisonné describes a little-known but very interesting collection originally assembled by one of the important Canadian collectors of the early 20th century. After an account of the collection's history and a brief discussion of the techniques of ancient glass-making, the catalogue proper presents 191 pieces comprising a very wide range of typical forms, each of them fully illustrated. Publishing this extensive collection renders it available to a wide readership: students, curators, archaeologists, art historians, collectors and everybody with serious interest in the material culture of the ancient world. It is the first of a series intended to make public the different parts of the museum's collection of Mediterranean antiquities.
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Marble Busts and Fish Fossils

The Catalog of the Museum of naturalia and artificialia at the University of Padua (1797)

Elena Canadelli

1. Introduction University museums conserve material that can be of great interest to historians of science. Among these are the historical catalogs, which contain valuable information for the reconstruction of the history of the collections and how they were used and displayed. The

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Jennifer Tyburczy

This article explores performances of collecting and exhibiting sexual artefacts at three contemporary museums in the United States: the Museum of Sex (New York), the World Erotic Art Museum (Miami Beach), and the Leather Archives & Museum (Chicago). It mobilises a variety of analytical paradigms from performance studies, interweaving historical, theoretical, and ethnographic detail to focus on a variety of normative and transgressive sex exhibition processes. “Perverting” functions as a poetic and methodological concept, which aims at sensually and erotically engaging the deviating and/or conforming dynamics of the performances and spaces I encounter.1

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The Jewish Museum

History and Memory, Identity and Art from Vienna to the Bezalel National Museum, Jerusalem


Natalia Berger

In The Jewish Museum: History and Memory, Identity and Art from Vienna to the Bezalel National Museum, Jerusalem Natalia Berger traces the history of the Jewish museum in its various manifestations in Central Europe, notably in Vienna, Prague and Budapest, up to the establishment of the Bezalel National Museum in Jerusalem. Accordingly, the book scrutinizes collections and exhibitions and broadens our understanding of the different ways that Jewish individuals and communities sought to map their history, culture and art. It is the comparative method that sheds light on each of the museums, and on the processes that initiated the transition from collection and research to assembling a type of collection that would serve to inspire new art.
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Katharina Wilkens, Christian Meyer, Anne Koch, Petra Tillessen and Annette Wilke

Journal of Religion in Europe 4 (2011) 71–101 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/187489210X553502 Journal of Religion in Europe Museum in Context Anne Koch Interfaculty Programme for the Study of Religion, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, D

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Dorota Łagodzka

Warsaw. In the subsequent section, I will describe a cyclical painting event presented in the City Art Gallery MM in Chorzów, and then present two museum expositions that were created at approximately the same time: the temporary exposition at the Museum of Hunting and Horsemanship and the permanent one

Mohr, Hubert

[German Version] I. The Institution: Definition and Function – II. History – III. Religion in the Museum: A Typological Survey – IV. Religions in the Museum: Forms of Reception and Areas of Conflict Museums are complex institutions of Europe's modern secular civil society, especially, since the 18

Eschebach, Insa

1. Since the eighteenth century, the term ‘museum’ (Gk., museion, ‘place of the muses’) has designated publicly accessible collections of objects, as well as the physical structures to which they have been brought. Museums arise through donation or estate legacy; through the purchase of private

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Jukka Salminen, Leena Tornberg and Päivi Venäläinen

The National Core Curriculum for Basic Education 20141 has assigned national grade and subject based objectives, so called broad-based learning aims, as well as local curriculum possibilities. There are seven broad-based learning themes that support students’ holistic growth and adaptation to the ever-changing society outside the school building. Public institutions offer possibilities for learning, especially in themes such as cultural know-how, interaction and creation, multimodal literacy, participation and a sustainable cultural future. There is a detailed chapter on different learning environments in the curriculum, which schools can use. In the 2010s, there is great demand for talking about digital learning environments, but also physically authentic environments like public institutions, such as libraries, museums, nature and science centres. Public cultural institutions in this chapter are understood to be part of the built environment. The services provided by these are available to all citizens in Finland. These include: libraries, museums, various art institutions, theatres, music institutions and science centres. The expertise of the writers of this chapter is based on museums and libraries as learning environments, so that will be the focus of this chapter. Finland has a broad network of public libraries and museums. The utilization of this network as part of basic education has been relevant for decades. Development work has been carried out in museums and libraries as well as in the field of education. Various projects have been implemented at the state and municipal levels. In turn, individual schools and institutions have conducted successful local collaboration. Learning in public institutions has not been researched either in Finland or internationally to as wide an extent as learning at school or other formal learning settings. However, feedback from teachers and students, evaluations and summations of projects show that studies in different learning environments, such as museums and libraries, are deemed to have a positive impact on learning. They function as learning environments, in particular as support for life-long learning.

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Type Herbarium of Museum Botanicum Hauniense
Botanical Museum and Herbarium, Copenhagen

The Copenhagen herbarium is one of the world's largest and richest herbaria.