Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2018

272 Pages | 11 b/w illus.

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526136671

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Women and Museums 1850-1914

Modernity and the Gendering of Knowledge

First Edition

Kate Hill

Published by Manchester University Press

Gender in History MUP

  • Uncovers the breadth and depth of women's engagement with museums in the period 1850-1914
  • Reveals the extent to which women shaped museums into more 'domestic' spaces in terms of objects, memories, activities and displays
  • Develops understanding of women's attempts to achieve professional careers during the period
  • Demonstrates the persistence of gendered hierarchies of value in museums