Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture / Edition 1

Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture / Edition 1

by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
     
 

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

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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)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Culture and meaning in the museum1
2Picturing the ancestors and imag(in)ing the nation: the collections of the first decade of the National Portrait Gallery, London23
3Speaking for herself? Hinemihi and her discourses49
4Words and things: constructing narratives, constructing the self76
5Objects and interpretive processes103
6Exhibitions and interpretation: museum pedagogy and cultural change124
7The rebirth of the museum151
Notes163
Bibliography176
Index191

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