Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee, Volume 6, Parts 1887-1895

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Page 68 - Council for the Board of Trustees of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee, made by the Mayor of said city on the third Tuesday in April, shall be made from aldermen having two years to serve, and in case any person so appointed shall vacate his office of alderman before the expiration of his term, he shall thereupon cease to be a member of said Board of Trustees, and the Mayor shall appoint some other alderman of his class in his place to be such trustee for the remainder of his term. Each...
Page 15 - A finished museum is a dead museum, and a dead museum is a useless museum. One thing should be kept prominently in mind by any organization which intends to found and maintain a museum, that the work will never be finished, that when the collections cease to grow, they begin to decay. A...
Page 41 - ... museum, and fix and enforce penalties for their violation, and generally shall adopt such measures as shall promote the public utility of the museum ; provided, that such by-laws, rules and regulations shall not conflict with the provisions of this act.
Page 17 - The museums of the future in this democratic land should be adapted / to the needs of the mechanic, the factory operator, the day laborer, the salesman, and the clerk, as much as to those of the professional man and the man of leisure.
Page 15 - I applied to a man who sells photographs of such edifices for pictures of the main building. He had none. ' What, no photographs of the South Kensington Museum!
Page 19 - ... Professor Huxley has described the museum as "a consultative library of objects." This definition is suggestive but unsatisfactory. It relates only to the contents of the museum, as distinguished from those of the library, and makes no reference to the differences in the methods of their administration. The treasures of the library must be examined one at a time and by one person at a time; their use requires long continued attention, and their removal from their proper places in the system of...
Page 40 - ... as follows: One for one year, one for two years, one for three years, and one for four years, from the date when his appointment shall take effect respectively, and except in the case of an appointment to fill a vacancy.
Page 16 - The museum, let me add, should be more than a collection of specimens well arranged and well labeled. Like the library, it should be under the constant supervision of one or more men well informed, scholarly and withal practical, and fitted by tastes and training to aid in the educational work.
Page 17 - ... of learning. On the other hand, the public have a right to ask that much shall be done directly in their interest. They will gladly allow the museum officer to use part of his time to study and experiment.
Page 17 - ... standing. Still, no pains must be spared in the presentation of the material in the exhibition halls. The specimens must be prepared in the most careful and artistic manner, and arranged attractively in well-designed cases and behind the clearest of glass. Each object must bear a label, giving its name and history so fully that all the probable questions of the visitor are answered in advance. Books of reference must be kept in convenient places. Colors of walls, cases, and labels must be restful...

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