Seeing Things for Themselves: Jacqueline Palmer, Natural History Educator 1948-1960

Dawn L. SandersDownload PDF | Volume 10, 2016

This paper draws attention to the work of the natural history educator Jacqueline Palmer from the years 1948 to 1960. Palmer considered the whole aim of museum collections to be the encouragement of people “to go out and see things for themselves,” thus connecting dead specimens with living organisms. The overall intention of this article is to relate elements of her professional story to those of modern natural history educators. [full article]

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