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Title Museum matters : making and unmaking Mexico's national collections / edited by Miruna Achim, Susan Deans-Smith, and Sandra Rozental
Published Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, [2021]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover -- Title page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: A Mexican Cabinet of Unlikely Things -- I. CANONS -- 1. "A History Worthy of the Grandeur of the Spanish Nation": Collecting Mexican Antiquity in the Viceroyalty of New Spain -- 2. Forgery and the Science of the "Authentic" -- 3. Body Objects in Transit: National Pathology between Anatomy Museums and the Museo Nacional de México, 1853-1912 -- II. FRAGMENTS -- 4. The Tangled Journey of the Cross of Palenque -- 5. Past and Present at the Museo de Historia Natural
6. Clues and Gazes: Indigenous Faces in the Museo Nacional de Antropología -- 7. Unsettled Objects: The Pacific Collection at the Museo Nacional de las Culturas -- III. DISTURBANCES -- 8. Tehuantepec on Display: Tlalocs, Theodolites, Fishing Traps, and the Cultures of Collecting in the Mid-Nineteenth Century -- 9. Conjuring Violence Away with Culture: The Purépecha National Emblem in the Museo Nacional de Antropología -- 10. A Monolith on the Street -- Contributors -- Index
Summary "Museum Matters tells the story of Mexico's national collections through the trajectories of its objects. The essays in this book show the many ways in which things matter and affect how Mexico imagines its past, present, and future"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Material culture -- Mexico
Museums -- Acquisitions -- Mexico -- History
National museums -- Mexico -- History
HISTORY / General
National museums
Museums -- Acquisitions
Material culture
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Achim, Miruna, editor
Deans-Smith, Susan, 1953- editor.
Rozental, Sandra, editor
ISBN 9780816544271