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Science collection, exhibition, and display in public museums in Britain from World War Two through the 1960s

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Science and technology is regularly featured on radio, in newspapers, and on television, but most people only get firsthand exposure to ‘cutting-edge’ technologies in museums and other exhibitions. During this period, the Science Museum was the only permanent national presentation of science and technology. Thus, it is important to acknowledge the Museum’s history and the socio-political framework in which it operated. Understanding the delays in the Museum’s physical development is c...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Research group:
Museum of the History of Science
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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