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A companion to museum studies [electronic resource] / edited by Sharon Macdonald.


Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
ISBN 9781405108393, 1405108398

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Other Authors Macdonald, Sharon.
Subjects Museum techniques.
Museums -- Philosophy.
Museums -- Social aspects.
Museums.
Series Blackwell companions in cultural studies ; 12.
Description 1 online resource (1217 p.)
xx, 570 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes "Edition history: Blackwell Publishing Ltd (hardback, 2006)"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary A Companion to Museum Studies captures the multidisciplinary approach to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society. Collects first-rate original essays by leading figures from a range of disciplines and theoretical stances, including anthropology, art history, history, literature, sociology, cultural studies, and museum studiesExamines the complexity of the museum from cultural, political, curatorial, historical and representational perspectivesCovers traditional subjects, such as space, display, buildings, objects and collecting, and more contempo.
Contents Expanding museum studies : an introduction / Sharon Macdonald -- Cultural theory and museum studies / Rhiannon Mason -- Sociology and the social aspects of museums / Gordon Fyfe -- Art history and museology : rendering the visible legible / Donald Preziosi -- Museums and anthropologies : practices and narratives / Anthony Alan Shelton -- Collecting practices / Sharon Macdonald -- The conundrum of ephemerality : time, memory, and museums / Susan A. Crane -- The origins of the public museum / Jeffrey Abt -- World fairs and museums / Robert W. Rydell -- Making and remaking national identities / Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan -- Museums and community / Elizabeth Crooke -- Re-staging histories and identities / Rosmarie Beier-de Haan -- Heritage / Steven Hoelscher -- Museum architecture : a brief history / Michaela Giebelhausen -- Insight versus entertainment : untimely meditations on the architecture of twentieth-century art museums / Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani -- Civic seeing : museums and the organization of vision / Tony Bennett -- Space syntax : the language of museum space / Bill Hillier, Kali Tzortzi -- New media / Michelle Henning -- Living in a learning society : museums and free-choice learning / John H. Falk, Lynn D. Dierking, Marianna Adams -- Museum education / George E. Hein -- Interactivity : thinking beyond / Andrea Witcomb -- Studying visitors / Eilean Hooper-Greenhill -- Globalization : incorporating the museum / Mark W. Rectanus -- Cultural economics / Bruno S. Frey, Stephan Meier -- The museum profession / Patrick J. Boylan -- Museum ethics / Tristram Besterman -- Museum practice : legal issues / Patty Gerstenblith -- Non-western models of museums and curation in cross-cultural perspective / Christina Kreps -- Incivilities in civil( -ized) places : culture wars in comparative perspective / Steven C. Dubin -- Science museums and the culture wars / Steven Conn -- Postmodern restructurings / Nick Prior -- Exposing the public / Mieke Bal -- The future of the museum / Charles Saumarez Smith.
Source Description Description based on print version record.
Genre Electronic books.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocn778339218
(OCoLC)778339218
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