Museum in Transition: A Philosophical Perspective / Edition 1

Museum in Transition: A Philosophical Perspective / Edition 1

by Hilde S. Hein
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560983965

ISBN-13: 9781560983965

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

During the past thirty years, museums of all kinds have tried to become more responsive to the interests of a diverse public. With exhibitions becoming people-centered, idea-oriented, and contextualized, the boundaries between museums and the “real” world are eroding. Setting the transition from object-centered to story-centered exhibitions in a

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During the past thirty years, museums of all kinds have tried to become more responsive to the interests of a diverse public. With exhibitions becoming people-centered, idea-oriented, and contextualized, the boundaries between museums and the “real” world are eroding. Setting the transition from object-centered to story-centered exhibitions in a philosophical framework, Hilde S. Hein contends that glorifying the museum experience at the expense of objects deflects the museum's educative, ethical, and aesthetic roles. Referring to institutions ranging from art museums to theme parks, she shows how deployment has replaced amassing as a goal and discusses how museums now actively shape and create values.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560983965
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
203
Sales rank:
225,137
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.49(d)

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