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Bedelaars met prestige: verenigingen van museumvrienden in België, circa 1860-1914

Liesbet Nys (UGent)
(2007) TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS. 120(3). p.288-303
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In the nineteenth century the first Friends of Museums organizations were established in several European countries. This article deals with the Belgian Friends of Museums organizations before 1914. These organizations, of which the administrators and members mostly belonged to the upper middle classes, in the first place seem to have wished to enlarge the museum collections. Because museums lacked the money to make important acquisitions, many national works of art ended up abroad, most often in the United States. To stop this humiliating exodus, private patronage had to come to the museums' aid. However, as this article demonstrates, from before World War I the Friends of Museums also played an important role in the changing relationship between museums and the public. Organizing all kinds of activities for visitors, they tried to direct museums towards their new function of popular education.

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Nys, Liesbet. 2007. “Bedelaars Met Prestige: Verenigingen Van Museumvrienden in België, Circa 1860-1914.” Tijdschrift Voor Geschiedenis 120 (3): 288–303.
APA
Nys, Liesbet. (2007). Bedelaars met prestige: verenigingen van museumvrienden in België, circa 1860-1914. TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS, 120(3), 288–303.
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Nys L. Bedelaars met prestige: verenigingen van museumvrienden in België, circa 1860-1914. TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS. 2007;120(3):288–303.
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Nys, Liesbet. “Bedelaars Met Prestige: Verenigingen Van Museumvrienden in België, Circa 1860-1914.” TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS 120.3 (2007): 288–303. Print.
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  abstract     = {In the nineteenth century the first Friends of Museums organizations were established in several European countries. This article deals with the Belgian Friends of Museums organizations before 1914. These organizations, of which the administrators and members mostly belonged to the upper middle classes, in the first place seem to have wished to enlarge the museum collections. Because museums lacked the money to make important acquisitions, many national works of art ended up abroad, most often in the United States. To stop this humiliating exodus, private patronage had to come to the museums' aid. However, as this article demonstrates, from before World War I the Friends of Museums also played an important role in the changing relationship between museums and the public. Organizing all kinds of activities for visitors, they tried to direct museums towards their new function of popular education.},
  author       = {Nys, Liesbet},
  issn         = {0040-7518},
  journal      = {TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS},
  language     = {dut},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {288--303},
  title        = {Bedelaars met prestige: verenigingen van museumvrienden in België, circa 1860-1914},
  volume       = {120},
  year         = {2007},
}

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