Cataloging History

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Cataloging History
Contributors
Lubar, Steven (Author)
Esten, Emily (Contributor)
Doi
10.7301/Z0M61HSM
Date Created
2017-03-24
Abstract
“Cataloging History” is a four-part series on the history and theory of museum and exhibition catalogs, focusing on the 1853 New York Crystal Palace. This first part considers the early history of this genre, tracking its roots to the catalog of the Museum Wormianum and the Louvre, and exploring the variety of uses to which early American museums put published descriptions of their collections and exhibitions. Part 2 looks in detail at the catalogs and guides published by and about the 1853 New York Crystal Palace. Part 3 considers the catalog as physical and digital object examining the affordances of each of these forms, what it encouraged and allowed. Part 4 applies the tools of the digital humanities to explore the Crystal Palace catalogs as digital object. What can we do when we turn the catalog into a database?
Keywords
exhibition catalogs
Crystal Palace
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Lubar, Steven, "Cataloging History" (2017). Research at Brown. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://doi.org/10.7301/Z0M61HSM

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