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The Resource Curators : behind the scenes of natural history museums, Lance Grande

Curators : behind the scenes of natural history museums, Lance Grande

Label
Curators : behind the scenes of natural history museums
Title
Curators
Title remainder
behind the scenes of natural history museums
Statement of responsibility
Lance Grande
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Natural history museums have evolved from being little more than musty repositories of stuffed animals and pinned bugs, to being crucial generators of new scientific knowledge. They have also become vibrant educational centers, full of engaging exhibits that share those discoveries with students and an enthusiastic general public. Grande offers a portrait of curators and their research, conveying the intellectual excitement and the educational and social value of curation. He uses the personal story of his own career-- most of it spent at Chicago's Field Museum-- to explore the value of research and collections, the importance of public engagement, changing ecological and ethical considerations, and the impact of rapidly improving technology
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grande, Lance
Dewey number
  • 508.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31
LC item number
.G67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grande, Lance
  • Natural history museum curators
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • Biologists
  • Paleontologists
  • Natural history museum curators
  • Curatorship
  • Natural history museums
  • Paleontologists
Label
Curators : behind the scenes of natural history museums, Lance Grande
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: curators of natural history and human culture -- Moving toward the life of a curator -- Beginning a curatorial career -- Staking out a field site in Wyoming -- Mexico and the hotel NSF -- Radioactive rayfins, the fish rodeo, and developing a global research program -- A dino named Sue -- Adventures of my curatorial colleagues from the field -- The spirit of K-P Schmidt and the hazards of herpetology -- Executive management -- Exhibition and the Hall of Gems -- Grave concerns -- Hunting--and conserving--lions -- Saving the planet's ecosystems -- Where do we go from here?
Control code
sky282939981
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 412 pages
Isbn
9780226192758
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016032596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ak 07/18
Other control number
40027153687
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Curators : behind the scenes of natural history museums, Lance Grande
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: curators of natural history and human culture -- Moving toward the life of a curator -- Beginning a curatorial career -- Staking out a field site in Wyoming -- Mexico and the hotel NSF -- Radioactive rayfins, the fish rodeo, and developing a global research program -- A dino named Sue -- Adventures of my curatorial colleagues from the field -- The spirit of K-P Schmidt and the hazards of herpetology -- Executive management -- Exhibition and the Hall of Gems -- Grave concerns -- Hunting--and conserving--lions -- Saving the planet's ecosystems -- Where do we go from here?
Control code
sky282939981
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 412 pages
Isbn
9780226192758
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016032596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ak 07/18
Other control number
40027153687
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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