Women and museums 1850-1914: modernity and the gendering of knowledge

Hill, Kate (2016) Women and museums 1850-1914: modernity and the gendering of knowledge. Gender in History . Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719081156

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This book examines the relationships between women and museums in Britain between about 1850 and 1914. It shows that as modernity advanced, women were important in the development of museums, and museums offered significant opportunities for women to take up new roles and put their improving education to work. As employees, patrons, volunteers, donors and visitors, women were present and helped to shape museums. However, museums were also an important part of the process by which women's increasing public presence was channeled into certain areas, such as childcare and 'outreach', which became feminised, relatively low-status parts of museums' activities.

Keywords:museum history, women's history
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V140 Modern History
P Mass Communications and Documentation > P131 Museum studies
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V390 History by Topic not elsewhere classified
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V210 British History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
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ID Code:18475
Deposited On:26 Aug 2015 14:54

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