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Women and Museums 1850-1914: Modernity and the Gendering of Knowledge

Kate Hill


This book examines the roles and activities of women in British museums between 1850 and 1914. It shows women were active as employees, volunteers, donors, visitors, and patrons of museums, and examines the ways in which the growth of archaeology and anthropology in museums affected women, as well as their role in museums inspired by John Ruskin. It argues that to recover the extent of women’s agency in museums, we need to think of museums as distributed networks of people and objects; activities and objects outside as well as inside the museum institution worked to create knowledge and subjec ... More

Keywords: Women, Museums, History, Modernity, Gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719081156
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719081156.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Hill, author
University of Lincoln