Curiosity and enlightenment : collectors and collections from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century / Arthur MacGregor.
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2007.
x, 386 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-370) and index.
The museum adumbrated: some models and precursors -- The cabinet of curiosities: concept and realization -- Collecting art -- Museums and the natural world -- Death, anatomy and the museum -- Antiquity in transition -- Museums of science and technology -- The museum comes of age.