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2012-10-24Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/8721
For the public, with the public, by the public
dc.contributor.authorStaubermann, Klaus
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T22:17:06Z
dc.date.available2017-06-16T22:17:06Z
dc.date.created2012-09-28
dc.date.issued2012-10-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/9373
dc.description.abstractUniversity museums have played a significant role in the development of science and engineering knowledge for a long time. The first professorship of technology at Edinburgh University was synonymous with the position of curator of the university’s newly founded Industrial Museum. The unique approach of George Wilson, who held the first technology professorship at Edinburgh University in the 1850s, was to perceive the museum as an active mediator in the understanding of materials, techniques and processes. Artifacts for him were instrumental in the transmission of contemporary knowledge. Interaction with audiences in return enabled museum curators to build both collections and expertise. The examination of these historic practices today helps us to expand our own understanding of public engagement in museums.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInternational Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC)
dc.subjectpublic engagementeng
dc.subjectuniversity museumeng
dc.subjectscience & technologyeng
dc.subject.ddc060 Organisationen, Museumswissenschaft
dc.titleFor the public, with the public, by the public
dc.typearticle
dc.subtitleGeorge Wilson and the Edinburgh Industrial University Museum
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100204295
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100210938
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/8721
local.edoc.container-titleProceedings of the 11th Conference of the International Committee of ICOM for University Museums and Collections (UMAC), Lisbon, Portugal, 21st–25th September 2011
local.edoc.pages6
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-volume2012
local.edoc.container-issue5
local.edoc.container-year2012
local.edoc.container-firstpage47
local.edoc.container-lastpage52
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2590340-8

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