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Lost in the Museum: Buried Treasures and the Stories They Tell

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Lost in the Museum: Buried Treasures and the Stories They Tell - Moses, Nancy
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Few beyond the insider realize that museums own millions of objects the public never sees. In Lost in the Museum, Nancy Moses takes the reader behind the employees only doors to uncover the stories buried along with the objects in the crypts of museums, historical societies, and archives. Weaving the stories of the object, its original owner, and the often idiosyncratic institution where the object resides, the book reveals the darkest secret of the cultural world: the precarious balance of art, culture, and politics that ...

Lost in the Museum: Buried Treasures and the Stories They Tell 2007, Altamira Press, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780759110694

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