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This object is currently on display in room 201 as part of Sarah & Eleanor Hewitt: Designing a Modern Museum.

 

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1919

  • Work on this object began.

2022

Book, The Making of a Modern Museum, 1919

This is a Book. It was written by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt. It is dated 1919. Its medium is ink on bound paper. It is a part of the department.

In 1919, Eleanor was invited to speak about The Cooper Union Museum before the Wednesday Afternoon Club, a women’s literary and social club. She recounted anecdotes about how “two little girls with pigtails” envisioned an educational museum and the building of its collection. The speech, subsequently published as The Making of a Modern Museum, described the philosophy and practice of their museum as a “modern” space of use, in contrast to traditional museum experiences of quiet, static galleries.

It is credited The Cooper Union Archives and Special Collections.

Its dimensions are

H x W (Estimation): 20.3 × 15.2 cm (8 × 6 in.)

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