Scientific Instruments on Display

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BRILL, Aug 14, 2014 - Science - 268 pages
This study examines the display of scientific instruments in venues beyond the laboratory or the classroom, in museums, fairs, universal exhibitions, theatres, movies, book frontispieces, and patent offices.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Andrea Corsini and the Creation of the Museum of the History of Science in Florence 19301961
1
Instruments and Narratives at the Science Museum London
37
Exhibiting Instruments as Decorative Arts in the Victoria and Albert Museum
61
260 Years of Displaying Scientific Instruments in the British Museum
77
Chapter 5 Instruments on Display at the Paris Observatory
94
Chapter 6 Looking at Scientific Instruments on Display at the United States Centennial Exhibition of 1876
109
The Science Teaching Museum at the University of Chicago
132
Chapter 8 The Display of TwentiethCentury Instruments at Humboldt State University
148
Chapter 9 Slide Rules on Display in the United States 18402010
159
Telescopes on Display on the SeventeenthCentury Stage
173
A Case Study
188
Chapter 12 Display of Instruments on SeventeenthCentury Astronomical Frontispieces
199
Index
217
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