TITLE

The Musaeum of Alexandria and the formation of the Museum in eighteenth-century France

AUTHOR(S)
Lee, Paula Young
PUB. DATE
September 1997
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Sep97, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p385
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Traces the origins of museums in the eighteenth-century in revolutionary France. Etymological connections between the Musaeum of Alexandria and the concept of museum; Emergence of museum as a building type in French architectural competition projects in the last three decades of the eighteenth century; Definition of a museum as a temple to the nine Muses.
ACCESSION #
9710303871

 

Related Articles

  • Editorial.  // Jerusalem Quarterly;Autumn2013, Issue 55, p3 

    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various articles within the issue on topics including the first museum of antiquities in Jerusalem, history of the Citadel or Qal'a of Jerusalem, and development of museums in Palestine.

  • The General Adam Stephen house.  // Colonial Homes;Sep97, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p57 

    Presents information on the General Adam Stephen House, a museum in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Biography of General Adam Stephen, the founder and original owner of the house; Descriptions of its architectural and interior designs; Details of its antique collections; Account of the house's...

  • MUSEUM MARVELS: Where Historical Meets Modern.  // Journal of Business (10756124);12/2/2010 Fusion Supplement, p24 

    The article offers information on the history and the significance of the Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) in Washington.

  • The architecture of display: Museums, universities and objects in nineteenth-century Britain. Forgan, Sophie // History of Science;Jun94, Vol. 32 Issue 96 Part 2, p139 

    Examines the relationship between Great Britain's nineteenth century museums and the making and communication of scientific knowledge. General location of museums; Types of museums; Public access to museums; Constraints in the exhibition and display of museums; Museums as predecessors to...

  • The saviour of Hunter's collection. Moore, Wendy // BMJ: British Medical Journal;11/2/2013, Vol. 347 Issue 7931, p39 

    The author comments on the influence of British naturalist William Clift. The author highlights Clift's experiences as an apprentice and assistant to anatomist John Hunter and his efforts to preserve the collections and manuscripts of anatomist John Hunter. The author describes the opening of...

  • Art for the people. Waterfield, Giles; Smith, Nicola // History Today;Jun94, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p55 

    Discusses various aspects of a current exhibition in London of the initiative to blend industrial living and artistic appreciation in Victorian Britain. South London Art Gallery (now the South London Gallery); Goals of William Rossiter and Working Men's College; Other museums intended for large...

  • Wisconsin 27 Goes Fishing.  // American Road;Winter2013, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p14 

    The article offers a historical background on the establishment of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, Wisconsin.

  • References.  // Vermeer's Wager: Speculations on Art History, Theory & Art Museu;2000, p233 

    References for the articles published in the book "Vermeer's Wager: Speculations on Art History, Theory and Art Museums," by Ivan Gaskell are presented.

  • The End of Art and the Origin of the Museum. Crimp, Douglas // Art Journal;Dec87, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p261 

    Examines the history of art and art museums in Germany. Philosophical aspects of art; Key players in the development of art and art museums in Germany; Theoretical significance of the study.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics