This book is the first for over 30 years to take transport museums seriously as vehicles for the making of public histories. Drawing on years of experience visiting and working in transport museums around the world, the authors argue that the sector's historical roots are more complex than is usually thought.
Table of Contents
The curator's dilemma - a limit to operation?; back to the past - transport historiography and transport museums in historical context; theories and things - the changing role of the object in trnsport museums; fast track to the future? - redefining transport museums for the 21st century.
Colin Divall is a professor at the Institute of Railway Studies, York. Andrew Scott is Head of the National Railway Museum, York.