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Making History through Objects

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Ivan Gaskell, Sara Schechner, Sarah Anne Carter, and with photographs by Samantha van Gerbig

  • Presents an innovative and unprecedented exhibition as a new framework for thinking about museum collections
  • Challenges the boundaries between museums and between academic disciplines
  • Introduces an astonishing array of objects hidden in Harvard collections
  • Each chapter includes accessible and entertaining case studies
  • 200 beautiful photographs that illustrate modes of close looking
  • Grants access to a companion website, allowing deeper exploration into the more than 200 objects in the original exhibition
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