Museums and the First World War: A Social History ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Gaynor Kavanagh

Museums and the First World War: A Social History

Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: May 2014
ISBN: 9781472586056
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$96.99
Our price:
$90.99

You save: $6.00 (6%)
The book is concerned with how, during four demanding, dislocating and world-changing years, that most Victorian of institutions, the museum, was forced or prompted to meet the extraordinary test of war on the home front. Museums were no more immune from the pressures of war than any other institution and the changes in museums during this period, some long term, others transitory, do much to explain the nature and character of museums in Britain today. Their history reveals and reflects the broader history of the home front, and the willing, stumbling, confused efforts to do the right thing at the right time. They were far away from the fighting, the despair and degradation of the battlefields. But they were in some measure not only close to, but part of, a society carrying both its fears and expectations for those operating in a war which disassembled all their lives. The discussion covers the progress of museums from just before the advent of war in August 1914 to the immediate post-war period, 1920, although this is set in the context of museum developments before and after this span of time. Museums are considered in relation to the tensions and prevalent conditions of this period. Further, the nature and effect of the experience of them and the public services they provide, in both the long and short term, are examined.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Museums and the First World War: A Social History ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
8664 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Gaynor Kavanagh
Museum Provision and Professionalism PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Gaynor Kavanagh
Museum Provision and Professionalism
Gaynor Kavanagh
Routledge, October 1994
ISBN: 9780415112802
Format: PDF
List Price: $50.95 Our price: $47.99