Behind the scenes at the museum Your all-access guide to the world's amazing museums

Smithsonian Institution, DK Publishing, Inc, Penguin Random House

Book - 2020

Take an exclusive tour of the world's most exciting museums and discover their hidden treasures.

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Subjects
Genres
Informational works
Illustrated works
Published
New York, NY : DK Publishing 2020.
Edition
First American edition
Language
English
Physical Description
155 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
9781465493255
1465493255
Corporate Authors
Smithsonian Institution (-), DK Publishing, Inc, Penguin Random House
  • Treasure troves
  • Finding history
  • Sorting the past
  • Saving history
  • Research and replicas
  • Show and tell.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A behind-the-scenes tour of some of the world’s most exciting museums showcases a wide range of remarkable historical artifacts, from prehistoric fossils to lunar landing astronaut suits, while describing the hard work that is required to collect, preserve and store them. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A behind-the-scenes tour of some of the world's most exciting museums showcases a wide range of remarkable historical artifacts, from prehistoric fossils to lunar landing astronaut suits, while describing the hard work that is required to collect, preserve and store them.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Take an exclusive tour of the world's most exciting museums and discover their hidden treasures.This behind-the-scenes guide showcases a huge range of incredible artifacts from history and reveals the hard work, care, and effort that goes into collecting, preserving, and storing them.Ever wondered what happens to an astronaut's spacesuit after it's been worn on the Moon? Or how the world's most valuable diamond is looked after? Find out all about how museums work and the people that make it happen - from how historians care for Anne Frank's diary to what it takes to excavate and exhibit a wooly mammoth skeleton.Behind the Scenes at the Museum gives you exclusive access to hidden objects that aren't normally on public display. It lets you into a world of animal specimens pickled in jars, priceless jewelry too valuable to be on display, and fragile papers that must be kept in carefully controlled conditions. Filled with incredible images, step-by-step explanations of exciting techniques, and job profiles of the people that make it happen, Behind the Scenes at the Museum offers unique, behind-the-curtain access to the secret delights of the world's most interesting museums.