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|Title:||Eric Dunlop and the origins of Australia's folk museums||Contributor(s):||McLennan, Nicole (author)||Publication Date:||2006||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2283||Abstract:||On 26 September 2006 the Museum of Education in Armidale, New South Wales, will turn 50 years old. It is a milestone that may not seem significant when some of Australia's state-run museums have alreadycelebrated their 150th birthdays. Yet the museum was one of the earliest in Australia to have been established following the principles of folk museums operating overseas: it recreated period rooms and focused on the social history of everyday people.The Museum of Education was also the first museum project of Eric Dunlop, a lecturer at the Armidale Teachers' College. Dunlop was a pioneer in the development of folk museums in Australia. This articleconsiders the origins of Dunlop's interest in folk museums; glances at the broader history of museum development in Australia; examines his work in Northern New South Wales; and considers his influence overdevelopments elsewhere in Australia.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia, 1(2), p. 130-151||Publisher:||National Museum of Australia||Place of Publication:||Canberra, Australia||ISSN:||1833-1335||Field of Research (FOR):||210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Other Links:||http://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an40448976
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