The Making and Unmaking of a University Museum

The Making and Unmaking of a University Museum
Author : Brian J. Young
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2000
ISBN 10 : 0773520503
ISBN 13 : 9780773520509
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


In The Making and Unmaking of a University Museum Young elucidates the relationship between museums and communities by examining the nineteenth-century social context of the family who bequeathed their collection to McGill University and the collection's fate in an academic institution. Tracing the museum's history from its founding by David Ross McCord, he emphasizes the centrality of elite women to the culture of the museum and its survival in the twentieth century, the museum's importance as the collective memory of Montreal's English-speaking elite, and the difficulty academic historians have had in dealing with material history.

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