20th September 2005
NEW BOOK SHEDS LIGHT ON VICTORIAN AGE
A new book examining the role English public museums played in the
formation of the traditional class system in 19th-century
in History, Dr Kate Hill, gained a degree in History from
Dr Hill has taught History at the
She has also had several articles published on Victorian civic culture and the Victorian middle classes.
“I've studied for a post-graduate diploma in Heritage Interpretation from St Mary's College at Strawberry Hill, which I guess you could say, started my interest in museums and their role in society,” said Dr Hill.
“The book is developed from my PhD thesis entitled ‘Municipal Museums in the North-West 1850-1914’, and has taken a very long time from start to finish. That's quite a good thing though as the whole area of museum history has become much more active in that time, with other scholars working in this field or similar ones.
“Museum history has something to say about many aspects of the 19th century, such as ideas about evolution, the growth of government, imperialism, class, gender and the development of towns and cities. So from museums you actually get a good overview of 19th-century culture, society and government.”
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