Today’s date is September 17, and that means it’s #AskACurator day. I used the opportunity to ask for book recommendations on the history of museums.

Here’s what I’ve gathered so far (links are to the National Library of Sweden aggregated catalogue):

Curiosity and enlightenment : collectors and collections from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century / by Arthur MacGregor

Chasing Aphrodite : the hunt for looted antiquities at the world’s richest museum / by Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino

Preserving memory : the struggle to create America’s Holocaust Museum / by Edward T. Linenthal

The Natural History Museum at South Kensington : a history of the British Museum (Natural History) 1753-1980 / by William T. Stearn

Cannibal tours and glass boxes : the anthropology of museums / by Michael M. Ames

Journal of the History of Collections / Oxford University Press

Riches, rivals & radicals : 100 years of museums in America / by Marjorie Schwarzer

Museums in motion : an introduction to the history and functions of museums / by Edward P. Alexander

The art museum from Boullée to Bilbao / by Andrew McClellan

Museum origins : readings in early museum history and philosophy / edited by Hugh H. Genoways and Mary Anne Andrei

Thanks to Indianapolis Museum of Art, Erica McAllister, Natural History Museum, Fort York, David Brady, Dr Pepper Museum, Ackland Art Museum and Smithsonian Postal Museum for answering!