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The sciences and education in museums at the close of the nineteenth century

In the closing decades of the nineteenth century, natural history museums established solid communication networks, and their different audiences formed what became known as the 'museum movement'. It was within this context of exchange that William H. Flower made his 1889 speech on the roles natural history museums should play. The article analyzes his influence on Argentina's Museo de La Plata, a member of this then-expanding circuit of museums.

museums; education; sciences


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