Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture / Edition 1

Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture / Edition 1

by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415086337

ISBN-13: 9780415086332

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is a multi-disciplinary study that adopts an innovative and original approach to a highly topical question, that of meaning-making in museums, focusing its attention on pedagogy and visual culture.

This work explores such questions as:

  • How and why is it that museums select and arrange artefacts, shape knowledge, construct a view?
  • How do

Overview

This is a multi-disciplinary study that adopts an innovative and original approach to a highly topical question, that of meaning-making in museums, focusing its attention on pedagogy and visual culture.

This work explores such questions as:

  • How and why is it that museums select and arrange artefacts, shape knowledge, construct a view?
  • How do museums produce values?
  • How do active audiences make meaning from what they experience in museums?

This stimulating book provokes debate and discussion on these topics and puts forward the idea of a new museum - the post-museum, which will challenge the familiar modernist museum. A must for students and professionals in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415086332
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Museum Meanings Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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