Passionate Curiosities (häftad)
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Passionate Curiosities (häftad)

Passionate Curiosities

Tales of Collectors & Collections from the Kelsey Museum

Häftad Engelska, 2015-08-15
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Passionate Curiosities explores the collections held in the University of Michigan's Kelsey Museum of Archaeology through the lens of the people whose intellectual interests, financial backing, and social networks brought artefacts to Ann Arbor from the 1880s to the 1990s. The purchases and expeditions shaped the Museum's internationally recognized antiquities from the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, North Africa, Egypt, and the Near East, extensive photographic documentation of these regions from the early 1900s, and significant assemblages of early Christian and Islamic visual culture. All of these are reflected in this lavishly illustrated volume. An intriguing array of personalities - from archaeologists, missionaries, and diplomats to industrialists, bankrollers, and inventors - weave through the book. They include Ernst Herzfeld, the eminent Orientalist who helped forge antiquities legislation in Iran; Luigi Cesnola, the rapacious harvester of Cypriot sites; Esther Van Deman, the pioneering feminist and scholar of Roman construction techniques; and Samuel Goudsmit, the renowned nuclear physicist and avid Egyptologist. World-famous dealers who established standards in antiquities connoisseurship also appear. Readers will encounter Edgar J. Banks, a swashbuckling purveyor of Mesopotamian antiquities and entrepreneur of biblical documentary films; Maurice Nahman, the "lion of Cairo"; and the colourful members of the Tano dealer dynasty in Egypt.
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Talalay and Root address a diverse audience of students, scholars, museum staff and volunteers, as well as visitors, casual and loyal. Passionate Curiosities finds its place alongside a range of other recent publications that illuminate the historiography of the Kelsey, and provides an essential reference on the history of collecting at this important university museum. Marden Fitzpatrick Nichols and Elizabeth Dospel Williams, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2016.07.12

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Lauren E. Talalay is former Associate Director of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan, and is currently Curator Emerita and Research Associate at the Museum. Margaret Cool Root is a Curator of Collections at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology as well as Professor of Near Eastern and Classical Art and Archaeology in the Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan.


Acknowledgments Map of the Mediterranean and the Near East 1 Introduction 2 The Backdrop: An Overview of Early American Museums 3 Francis W. Kelsey: Scholar, Collector, Leader A Brief Biography Professor Kelsey's Acquisitions Birth of an Archaeology Museum in Ann Arbor 4 What Comes Home from the Field (1924-1963) Excavations as Collection-Building Missions Pre-World War II Excavations Expeditions of a Different Order: Post-World War II 5 The Passionate and the Curious, Part I (1893-1927): Collections Acquired in the F. W. Kelsey Years The De Criscio Collection The Dennison Collection The Marburg (ex-Gottschalk) Collection The Todd Collection The Djehutymose Coffin and Related Artifacts The Askren Collection The Petrie Gift The Barosso Watercolors 6 The Passionate and the Curious, Part II (1928-2013):Collections Acquired by the Kelsey Museum The Cesnola Collection The Van Deman Collection The Bay View Collection The Gillman Collection The Goudsmit Collection The Waterman Collection The Bonner Collection and Related Corpora The Adams (ex-Herzfeld) Collection of Late Prehistoric Stamp Seals Individual Acquisitions by Purchase, 1970s-1990s 7 Select Categories of Artifacts Textiles Coins Glass Fine Art Photography and Prints 8 Collectors, Dealers, Authenticity, and Ethical Quandaries Collectors and Dealers Questions of Authenticity Ethical Quandaries Appendix Antiquities Legislation Simplified Timelines for Kelsey Collections Notes Works Cited Concordance of Museum Object Accession Numbers to Figure Numbers General Index About the Authors