Museums and Memory

Museums and Memory

by Susan Crane
     
 


This volume considers museums from personal experience and historical study, and from the memories of museum visitors, curators, and scholars. Representing a variety of fields, the essays range widely over time and place, in exhibitions explored, and types of institutions.See more details below

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This volume considers museums from personal experience and historical study, and from the memories of museum visitors, curators, and scholars. Representing a variety of fields, the essays range widely over time and place, in exhibitions explored, and types of institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804735650
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
Cultural Sitings Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1Introduction: Of Museums and Memory1
2Archi(ve)textures of Museology17
3A Museum and Its Memory: The Art of Recovering History35
4Curious Cabinets and Imaginary Museums60
5Geoffrey Sonnabend's "Obliscence: Theories of Forgetting and the Problem of Matter"81
6History and Anti-History: Photography Exhibitions and Japanese National Identity93
7Realizing Memory, Transforming History: Euro/American/Indians115
8Global Culture, Modern Heritage: Re-membering the Chinese Imperial Collections137
9The Modern Muses: Renaissance Collecting and the Cult of Remembrance161
10The Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns in the German Museums179
11The Museum's Discourse on Art: The Formation of Curatorial Art History in Turn-of-the-Century Berlin200
Notes221
Index253

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