Synopses & Reviews
The Museum in America captures the life stories of thirteen visionary museum leaders who helped transform the 19th century's collection of curios into today's institution of public service and education. In the lively style of Museum Masters, Alexander recounts the stories of pioneers in American history, science, art, and general museums. For anyone interested in the history of the museum, this volume is the place to start.
Today's museum was not born, but made. The efforts of visionary museum innovators transformed the 19th century's collections of curios into today's institutions of public service and education. The Museum in America recounts the colorful histories of 13 leading museum figures from the formative period around the turn of the century. For any museum professional or student interested in the history of the museum, this is the place to start.