Lost in the Museum: Buried Treasures and the Stories They Tell

by Nancy Moses (Author)
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Few beyond the insider realize that museums own millions of objects the public never sees. In Lost in the Museum, Nancy Moses takes the reader behind the Oemployees onlyO doors to uncover the stories buried-along with the objects-in the crypts of museums, historical societies, and archives. Weaving the stories of the object, its original owner, and the often idiosyncratic institution where the object resides, the book reveals the darkest secret of the cultural world: the precarious balance of art, culture, and politics that keep items, for decades, lost in the museum.

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Publication Date
November 05, 2007
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Page count
178
ISBN
9780759113626
Paper ISBN
9780759110700