HIGH SCHOOL MUSEUMS. CATALOGUE, HUBERT KOWALSKI ET AL., WARSAW 2017, PP. 364, FIG.
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A collective work titled Muzea uczelniane. Katalog [High School Museums. Catalogue] is a comprehensive, well illustrated book, whose proportions between a written word and an image are perfectly balanced. The publication was prepared by the Association of High School Museums, which at present counts over 20 members. There are more than 50 museums that operate within high schools in Poland and majority of them have been included in the catalogue. The knowledge about this truly valuable branch of Polish museology has not been promoted enough, thus the publication admirably fills this gap. Amassed by high schools rich collections of various kind: zoological, mineralogical, artistic or collections of scientific instruments and documents about history of a particular school are now – thanks to this publication – more accessible to general public. The book is organised in a very clear manner, ordered alphabetically by towns and cities, which together with its good quality photographs and professionally written descriptions make it a precious resource for the scholars and a treat for all who appreciate well edited publications. Undoubtedly, it is going to be a milestone in research on the history of Polish science, high school museology; and might as well inspire a return of the idea to create the National Museum of Natural History, which was planned back in 1930s.
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