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Overview

This book is the first in 30 years to take transport museums seriously as vehicles for the making of public histories. Drawing upon many years' experience of visiting and working in transport museums around the world, the authors argue that the sector's historical roots are more complex than is usually thought. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective but firmly rooted in the practice of making public histories, this book brings the study of transport museums firmly into the mainstream of academic and professional debate.
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Associates of the National Railway Museum, Divall (Railway Studies Institute) and Scott (London Transport Museum) review the historical development and present standing of exhibitions about the past in transport museums around the world, and suggest some ideas about how displays might evolve. Among their perspectives are visitors and enthusiasts, collecting and displaying vehicles, exhibiting social histories of transport, the changing role of the object, heritage transportation as museums, and the future of transport museums. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780718501068
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 12/20/2001
  • Series: Making Histories In Museums Series
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author


Colin Divall is a professor at the Institute of Railway Studies, York.

Andrew Scott is Head of the National Railway Museum, York.

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Table of Contents

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1. Transports of Delight: Museums, Visitors and Enthusiasts 2. Trains, Cars, Boats and Planes: Collecting and Displaying Transport 3. Travels in the Past: Dislaying the Social History of Transport 4. Theories and Things: Social History and the Changing Role of the Object 5. To Travel Hopefully: Heritage Transport and the Future of Transport Museums
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