Chapter 7. The Conundrum of Ephemerality

Time, Memory, and Museums

  1. Sharon Macdonald
  1. Susan A. Crane

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996836.ch7

A Companion to Museum Studies

A Companion to Museum Studies

How to Cite

Crane, S. A. (2006) The Conundrum of Ephemerality, in A Companion to Museum Studies (ed S. Macdonald), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470996836.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405108393

Online ISBN: 9780470996836

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Keywords:

  • museums;
  • public interaction;
  • societies;
  • scientific knowledge;
  • natural history

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Progress and Timelessness

  • Remembering and Forgetting: World War II and Collective Memory in Museums

  • A Natural History of Preservation and Destruction

  • Bibliography