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American Museums of the History of Technology

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Slides of my talk at the Eisenbibliothek conference on museums of the history of technology

Slides of my talk at the Eisenbibliothek conference on museums of the history of technology

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  • With a complicated relationship to European museums... Tours, but not much overlap
  • So in the eraly years, an overlap of technology and science and commerce seen as natural.
  • Museums of safety founded to inform employers of new safety apparatus – they also had drawings, charts, presented lectures. Machinery, Sept. 1912, p. 31. Google books
  • From Michael Wallace, “Visiting the Past” NYT September 08, 1929,
  • Mention maker’s movement in US
  • Science museum as tourist attraction