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" 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... "
Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Public Museum of the City of ... - Page 15
by Milwaukee Public Museum - 1888
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Report Upon the Condition and Progress of the U.S. National Museum During ...

United States National Museum - 1889
...staff are at hand, the work of museumbuilding begins, and this work, it is to be hoped, will not soon reach an end. A finished museum is a dead museum,...and maintain a museum, that the work will never be finished, that when the collections cease to grow, they begin to decay. A friend relating an experience...
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Report Upon the Condition and Progress of the U.S. National Museum During ...

United States National Museum - 1891
...staff are at hand, the work of museumbuilding begins, and this work, it is to be hoped, will not soon reach an end. A finished museum is a dead museum, and a dead museum in a useless museum. One thing should be kept prominently in mind by any organization which intends...
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The Museums of the Future ...

George Brown Goode - 1891 - 19 pages
...staff are at hand, the work of museumbuilding begins, and this work, it is to be hoped, will not soon reach an end. A finished museum is a dead museum,...kept prominently in mind by any organization which inteudsto found and maintain a museum, thatthe work will never be finished, that when the collections...
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Report Upon the Condition and Progress of the U.S. National Museum During ...

United States National Museum - 1891
...museumbuilding begins, aud this work, it is to be hoped, will not soon reach an end. A finished museum in a dead museum, and a dead museum is a useless museum....kept prominently in mind by any organization which inteudsto found and maintain a museum, thatthe work will never be finished, that when the collections...
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Biographical Memoirs

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) - 1895
...cases. It should be a house full of ideas, arranged with the strictest attention to system." . . . "A finished museum is a dead museum, and a dead museum is a useless museum." Most noteworthy, however, was his paper contributed to the Museums' Association of Great Britain in...
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Report of Proceedings with the Papers Read at the ... Annual General Meeting ...

Museums Association - 1895
...constantly improving, cannot retain in its service a competent staff, and will surely fall into decay. 4. A FINISHED MUSEUM is A DEAD MUSEUM, AND A DEAD MUSEUM is A USELESS MUSEUM. 5. Many so-called "Museums" are little more than storehouses filled with the materials of which Museums...
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Entomologische Nachrichten, Volume 23

1897
...jedes Einzelnen durch Rat und That Es muss deshalb in seiner Entwickelung stetig fortschreiten, denn: „A finished Museum is a dead Museum and a dead Museum is a useless" (Ein abgeschlossenes Museum ist ein totes Museum, und ein totes Museum ist ein Ballast). Museen unter...
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Essays on Museums and Other Subjects Connected with Natural History, by Sir ...

William Henry Flower - 1898 - 394 pages
...that the work will never be finished, that when the collections cease to grow they begin to decay. A finished museum is a dead museum, and a dead museum is a useless museum." IV SCHOOL MUSEUMS1 HAVING lately been asked by Dr. Warre, Head Master of Eton, to give him some assistance...
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Essays on Museums and Other Subjects Connected with Natural History, by Sir ...

William Henry Flower - 1898 - 394 pages
...The Museums of the Future," says, " One thing should be kept prominently in mind by any organisation 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 finished museum is a dead...
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A Memorial of George Brown Goode: Together with a Selection of His ..., Part 2

United States National Museum - 1901 - 515 pages
...staff are at hand, the work of museumbuilding begins, and this work, it is to be hoped, will not soon reach an end. A finished museum is a dead museum,...museum. One thing should be kept prominently in mind b}" any organization which intends to found and maintain a museum, that the work will never be finished;...
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