Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts / Edition 1

Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts / Edition 1

by Bettina Messias Carbonell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 063122825X

ISBN-13: 9780631228257

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Retaining the multidisciplinary focus of the critically acclaimed first edition, the new edition of Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts presents a comprehensive collection of approaches to museums and their relation to history, culture, and philosophy. Striking a careful balance between contemporary analysis and historical documentation, the new

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Retaining the multidisciplinary focus of the critically acclaimed first edition, the new edition of Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts presents a comprehensive collection of approaches to museums and their relation to history, culture, and philosophy. Striking a careful balance between contemporary analysis and historical documentation, the new edition features primary and secondary texts spanning the course of some 200 years of museum history that reveal a wealth of insights into culture and society.

Among the developments in twenty-first century museum scholarship featured in this new edition are issues of inclusion and exclusion, repatriation, indigenous models of collection and display, museums in an age of globalization, visitor studies, and interactive technologies. A new section on relationships, interactions, and responsibilities focuses on the intersection of memory, history, ethics, and affect within the museum and beyond its walls. With its expansive nature and multidisciplinary approach, Museum Studies solidifies its reputation as the primary resource for this important academic discipline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631228257
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
680
Product dimensions:
7.13(w) x 10.02(h) x 2.05(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Alternative Taxonomyx
Notes on Contributorsxv
Acknowledgmentsxxviii
Introduction: Museum/Studies and the "Eccentric Space" of an Anthology1
Part IMuseology: A Collection of Contexts
Introduction15
1From The Museum Age: Foreword18
2The Museum: Its Classical Etymology and Renaissance Genealogy23
3The Universal Survey Museum51
4Brain of the Earth's Body: Museums and the Framing of Modernity71
5The Museum Refuses to Stand Still85
6The Mirror and the Tomb: Africa, Museums, and Memory92
7Seeing Through Solidity: A Feminist Perspective on Museums104
8Museums of "Human Suffering" and the Struggle for Human Rights117
Meditation
9At The Holocaust Museum123
Part IIStates of "Nature" in the Museum: Natural History, Anthropology, Ethnology
Introduction125
10To the Citizens of the United States of America129
11Letter of 1863 to Mr. Thomas G. Cary131
12The Development of Ethnological Museums133
13Museums of Ethnology and Their Classification139
14The Constitution of Nature: Taxonomy as Politics in Jefferson, Peale, and Bartram143
15"Magnificent Intentions": Washington, D.C., and American Anthropology in 1846159
16Ethnology: A Science on Display175
17Ambiguous Messages and Ironic Twists: Into the Heart of Africa and The Other Museum181
18Thinking and Doing Otherwise: Anthropological Theory in Exhibitionary Practice193
19Museum Matters208
Meditation
20What White Publishers Won't Print216
Part IIIThe Status of Nations and the Museum
Introduction221
21From On the Museum of Art: An Address225
22Museums and the Formation of National and Cultural Identities231
23Fracturing the Imperial Mind247
24Presidential Address to the Museums Association, Maidstone Meeting, 1909252
25Picturing Feminism, Selling Liberalism: The Case of the Disappearing Holbein260
26The Architectural Museum from World's Fair to Restoration Village273
27Addresses on the Occasion of the Opening of the American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York290
28Telling the Story of America296
29Some Thoughts about National Museums at the End of the Century302
Meditation
30The Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford307
Part IVLocating History in the Museum
Introduction311
31Local Museums315
32Memory, Distortion, and History in the Museum318
33Collecting Ideas and Artifacts: Common Problems of History Museums and History Texts335
34Melodrama, Pantomime or Portrayal? Representing Ourselves and the British Past through Exhibitions in History Museums348
35Reality as Illusion, the Historic Houses that Become Museums356
36Artifacts as Expressions of Society and Culture: Subversive Genealogy and the Value of History362
37A Sense of Another World: History Museums and Cultural Change375
38Mining the Museum: Artists Look at Museums, Museums Look at Themselves381
Meditation
39Other Icons: The Museums403
Part VArts, Crafts, Audiences
Introduction409
40The Museum as an Art Patron414
41Aims and Principles of the Construction and Management of Museums of Fine Art419
42Museum430
43Conclusion to The Love of Art431
44Art and the Future's Past436
45Museums Without Collections: Museum Philosophy in West Africa455
46Cultural Entrepreneurship in Nineteenth-century Boston, Part II: The Classification and Framing of American Art461
47Women at the Whitney, 1910-30: Feminism/Sociology/Aesthetics483
48Zero Gravity498
49From The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect: Introduction506
50Exhibiting Mestizaje: The Poetics and Experience of the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum521
51Resonance and Wonder541
52Changing Values in the Art Museum: Rethinking Communication and Learning556
Meditation
53Secrets of Encounter576
Selected Bibliography581
Index600

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