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Corporate entry National Museum of Victoria (1854 - 1983)

From
1854
To
1983
Functions
Museum
Alternative Names
  • Museum of Natural and Economic Geology (Also known as, 1854 - 1858)

Summary

The National Museum of Victoria first opened in 1854 and in 1983 was amalgamated with the Science Museum of Victoria to become Museum of Victoria (1983 - 1998) later renamed Museum Victoria (1998- ).

Timeline

 1854 - 1983 National Museum of Victoria
       1983 - 1998 Museum of Victoria
             1998 - Museum Victoria

Related People

Published resources

Books

  • Fennessy, Kathleen M., A People Learning: Colonial Victorians and their Public Museums, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2007, 334 pp. Details
  • Pescott, R. T. M., Collections of a century: the history of the first hundred years of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, National Herbarium of Victoria, Melbourne, 1954, 186 pp. Details
  • Rasmussen, Carolyn et al., A History of Museum Victoria and its predecessor institutions, 1854-2000, Scribe Publications, Carlton North, Victoria, 2001, 420 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Allen, Lindy, 'Tons and Tons of Valuable Material: the Donald Thomson Collection', in Peterson, Nicolas, Allen, Lindy and Hamby, Louise (eds), The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2008, pp. 387-412. Details
  • Knapman, Gareth, 'Curiosities or Science in the National Museum of Victoria: Procurement Networks and the Purpose of a Museum', in Longair, Sarah and McAleer, John (eds), Curating Empire: Museums and the British Imperial Experience, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2012, pp. 83-103. Details
  • Longmore, N.W., 'Growth and Life Stages of Ornithology in Museum Victoria', in Davis, William E., Recher, Harry F. and Boles, Walter E. (eds), Contributions to Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology, volume 2, Nuttall Ornithological Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2012, pp. 89-139. Details
  • Mulvaney, John, '"Annexing All I Can Lay Hands On": Baldwin Spencer as Ethnographic Collector', in Peterson, Nicolas, Allen, Lindy and Hamby, Louise (eds), The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2008, pp. 141-59. Details

Journal Articles

  • Black, J. Hope, 'The Kershaw Dynasty', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 122, 2005, pp. 351-7. Details
  • Rasmussen, Carolyn, 'How Can a Museum Collect Dead Things and Remain Alive? Reflections on the History of Museum Victoria', Circa: the Journal of Professional Historians, vol. 2102, no. 3, 2012, pp. 63-73. Details

Online Resources

  • Rasmussen, Carolyn et al, A History of Museum Victoria, Web resource based on Caroyln Ramussen et al's book A Museum for the People: A History of Museum Victoria and its predecessor institutions, 1854 - 2000, with The Menzies Foundation, Museum Victoria, c.2001, https://museumsvictoria.com.au/history/index.html. Details

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