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Beyond the museum's mandate

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Science  18 Aug 2017:
Vol. 357, Issue 6352, pp. 652
DOI: 10.1126/science.aan8189

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Inside the Lost Museum, by Steven Lubar, gives readers a privileged peek into the storerooms, boardrooms, and curatorial offices of many storied institutions. In doing so, the book offers a scholarly snap­shot of the role that museums have played throughout history, as well as the challenges they face today.