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" ... 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... "
Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Public Museum of the City of ... - Page 19
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
...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...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 arrangement....
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Report Upon the Condition and Progress of the U.S. National Museum During ...

United States National Museum - 1891
...of the library, and makes no reference to the ditt'ereuces in the methods ot their administration. The treasures of the library must be examined one at a time and by oue person at a time; their use requires long-continued attention, anil their removal from their proper...
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The Museums of the Future ...

George Brown Goode - 1891 - 19 pages
...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...places in the system of arrangement. Those of the museum are displayed to public view, in groups, in systematic sequence, so that they have a collective...
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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
...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...Furthermore, much of their meaning may be read at a DON FELIX D'AZARA. glance. The museum cultivates the powers of observation, and the casual visitor...
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