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List of Illustrations and Tables
List of Abbreviations
Lists of Relevant Smithsonian Institution/USNM Personnel

Introduction: A Bowl’s Journey, There and Back Again

Part I: The Museum Through the Lens of Specimen Exchange
Chapter 1. The Smithsonian and the Museum: Specimen Exchange as a Bridge between Joseph Henry’s Research Institution and Spencer Baird’s Grand Cabinet
Chapter 2. Spencer Baird’s U.S. National Museum & Early Trends in Exchanging Anthropological Duplicates (1861-1880)
Chapter 3. Networking the National Museum: Exchanging Anthropological Duplicates (1882-1920)
Chapter 4. Giving & Receiving: Specimen Exchange Between Curators & the Shaping of Anthropological Collections

Part II: The Duplicate
Chapter 5. Duplicates: Specimens in Motion
Chapter 6. Catalogs, Classification and Contingency: Designating Duplicates

Conclusion: Museum Pasts and Futures



Exchanging Objects

Nineteenth-Century Museum Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution

Catherine A. Nichols

268 pages, 36 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-052-6 Hb Published (April 2021)

eISBN 978-1-80073-053-3 eBook