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„Akademickie Muzeum”. Kolekcja uniwersytetu w Getyndze jako miejsce powstawania nauki i dziedzictwa kulturowego
The “Academic Museum” – Göttingen’s University Collection as a space of knowledge production and cultural heritage

Author(s): Marie Luisa Allemeyer, Dominik Collet, Marian Füssel
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: Museums; University Museums; University Collections

Summary/Abstract: The “Academic Museum” constitutes a crucial locale for a new history of science. As a space of academic self-fashioning and self-affi rmation, it can illustrate historical concepts of objectivity, cultures of evidence or the performance of knowledge. University collections delineate emerging academic disciplines and allow scientists to use material culture in order to mark out their professional identities. Accordingly, the “Academic Museum” can be investigated as accumulated cultural capital for academics and their scientific fields. Museum” can be investigated as accumulated cultural capital for academics and their scientifi c fi elds. Göttingen, one

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 15-22
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English