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Edward P. Alexander brings to life the stories of twelve ambitious leaders from the United States and Europe who helped shape the future of the museum world.

Museum Masters spans from the mid-eighteenth century (Sir Hans Sloane and the British Museum) to the early twentieth century (John Cotton Danaand the Newark Museum)

Other museum pioneers Alexander highlights are:
Charles Willson Peale and the Philadelphia Museum
Dominique Vivant Denon and the Louvre
William Jackson Hooker and the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew
Henry Cole and the South Kensington (Victoria and Albert) Museum
Ann Pamela Cunningham and Mount Vernon
Wilhelm Bode and Berlin’s Museum Island
Arthur Hazelius and Stockholm’s Skansen
George Brown Goode and the Smithsonian Institution
Karl Hagenbeck and the Hamburg’s Stellingen Tierpark
Oskar von Miller and Munich’s Deutsches Museum

978-0-7619-9131-1 — Paperback