Early Natural History collections

Answer these questions from the readings below ( See attachments) 

Discussion board answers should be 200-500 words.

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From the Schildkrout reading:

1.  How does Schildkrout use the two exhibitions to contrast the use of irony in exhibition making? Why was The Other Museum successful in using irony? 

2.  One of the most important issues addressed in this essay is that of ‘Curatorial Authority.’ What is it and how did Into the Heart of Africa misuse the curatorial voice according to Schildkrout?

3. In Schildkrout’s opinion, how might the exhibition Into the Heart of Africa been more successful?

From Alexander reading:

Early Natural History collections 1

4. What were typical components of early Natural History collections? What are typical components of contemporary Natural History museums?

5.  There are five ‘Challenges’ presented in the Alexander reading that Natural History and Anthropology Museums face. Choose one challenge and write a response. Look to the websites of the museums presented in the reading for research to help craft a response

6. What were typical components of early Science and Technology Museums? What are typical components of contemporary Science and Technology Museums?

7. There are five ‘Challenges’ presented in the Alexander reading that Science and Technology Museums and Centers face. Choose one challenge and write a response. Look to the websites of the museums presented in the reading for research to help craft a response.

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