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Pasts Beyond Memory


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Introduction 1. Dead Circuses: Expertise, Exhibition, Government 2. The Archaeological Gaze of the Historical Sciences 3. Reassembling the Museum 4. The Connective Tissue of Civilisation 5. Selective Memory: Racial Recall and Civic Renewal at the American Museum of Natural History 6. Evolutionary Ground Zero: Colonialism and the Fold of Memory 7. Words, Things and Vision: Evolution 'At a Glance' Postscript: Slow Modernism Endnotes References Index


"Sure to be a major intervention in museums and cultural important and provocative text....I expect this book to be as important as Birth of the Museum, which is saying something." - Ivan Karp, Emory University

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