JOURNAL: Museum and Society: Constructing Nature Behind the Glass

The latest issue of the online journal museum and society, “Constructing Nature Behind the Glass,” is available online:

museum and society
july 2008, volume 6 no. 2, Special issue: Constructing Nature Behind the Glass, edited by Samuel J. M.M. Alberti and Christopher Whitehead

Constructing nature behind the glass
Samuel J.M.M. Alberti

Repair work: surfacing the geographies of dead animals
Merle Patchett and Kate Foster

The matter and meaning of museum taxidermy
Rachel Poliquin

Nature dissected, or dissection naturalized? The case of John Hunter’s museum
Simon Chaplin

Rethinking the value of biological specimens: laboratories, museums and the Barcoding of Life Initiative
Rebecca Ellis

Book Reviews
Ken Arnold, Cabinets for the Curious: Looking Back at Early English Museums
Paula Findlen

Conal McCarthy, Exhibiting Maori: A History of Colonial Cultures of Display Curiosity and Enlightenment: Collectors and Collections from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth century
Julia Adams

2 thoughts on “JOURNAL: Museum and Society: Constructing Nature Behind the Glass

  1. Thanks for the links, Michael. This is an interesting journal, and free subscription too!

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