Science for the Nation

Perspectives on the History of the Science Museum

  • Peter J. T. Morris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Peter J. T. Morris
    Pages 1-10
  3. Thad Parsons III
    Pages 61-89
  4. John Liffen
    Pages 273-293
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 317-350

About this book


An engaging study of a great national institution. Essays explore the changing roles of museums and the perceived public role of a museum of science and technology. Illuminates the ways in which we think about the collecting and display of objects and the often difficult relations between the state, business and industry, and museum funding.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter J. T. Morris
    • 1
  1. 1.Science MuseumLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-31119-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28314-5
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