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The Ethnological Museum at Leyden

Nature volume 49, pages 165166 | Download Citation



IT is from twenty-five to thirty years ago that the interest in ethnology as a science was awakened. Ethnological objects are no longer considered by scientific men as mere curiosities; collections of them have ceased to be shops of foreign bric-a-brac. In America and in Europe, museums have arisen, variable in size and importance it is true, but all with the same object in view, viz. the study of man from his handiwork as illustrative of his mental development in various directions, in time as well as in space.

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