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Corporate entry National Museum of Victoria (1858 - 1983)

From
1858
To
1983
Functions
Museum
Alternative Names
  • Museum of Natural and Economic Geology (Also known as, 1854 - 1858)

Summary

The National Museum of Victoria first opened in 1854 and in 1983 was amalgamated with the Science Museum of Victoria to become Museum of Victoria (1983 - 1998) later renamed Museum Victoria (1998- ).

Timeline

 1858 - 1983 National Museum of Victoria
       1983 - 1998 Museum of Victoria
             1998 - Museum Victoria

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Published resources

Books

  • Fennessy, Kathleen M., A People Learning: Colonial Victorians and their Public Museums (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2007), 334 pp. Details
  • Pescott, R. T. M., Collections of a century: the history of the first hundred years of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne (Melbourne: National Herbarium of Victoria, 1954), 186 pp. Details
  • Pescott, R. T. M., The memoirs of a "naturalist": a story of the goings and comings of one Richard Thomas Martin Pescott in Australia and elsewhere, by himself [unpublished.] ([Melbourne]: 1984), unpaged pp. Details
  • Rasmussen, Carolyn et al., A Museum for the people: A History of Museum Victoria and its predecessor institutions, 1854-2000 (Carlton North, Victoria: Scribe Publications, 2001), 420 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Allen, Lindy, 'Tons and Tons of Valuable Material: the Donald Thomson Collection' in The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections, Peterson, Nicolas, Allen, Lindy and Hamby, Louise, eds (Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 2008), pp. 387-412. Details
  • Knapman, Gareth, 'Curiosities or Science in the National Museum of Victoria: Procurement Networks and the Purpose of a Museum' in Curating Empire: Museums and the British Imperial Experience, Longair, Sarah and McAleer, John, eds (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012), pp. 83-103. Details
  • Longmore, N.W., 'Growth and Life Stages of Ornithology in Museum Victoria' in Contributions to Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology, volume 2, Davis, William E., Recher, Harry F. and Boles, Walter E., eds (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Nuttall Ornithological Club, 2012), pp. 89-139. Details
  • Mulvaney, John, '"Annexing All I Can Lay Hands On": Baldwin Spencer as Ethnographic Collector' in The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections, Peterson, Nicolas, Allen, Lindy and Hamby, Louise, eds (Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 2008), pp. 141-59. Details

Journal Articles

  • Black, J. Hope, 'The Kershaw Dynasty', Victorian Naturalist, 122 (2005), 351-7. Details
  • Rasmussen, Carolyn, 'How Can a Museum Collect Dead Things and Remain Alive? Reflections on the History of Museum Victoria', Circa: the Journal of Professional Historians, 2102 (3) (2012), 63-73. Details
  • Wilkinson, Ian R, 'The Battle for the Museum: Frederick McCoy and the Establishment of the National Museum of Victoria at the University of Melbourne', Historical Records of Australian Science, 11 (1) (1996), 1-11. http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9961110001.htm. Details

Resources

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