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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:
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.
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|1||Culture and meaning in the museum||1|
|2||Picturing the ancestors and imag(in)ing the nation: the collections of the first decade of the National Portrait Gallery, London||23|
|3||Speaking for herself? Hinemihi and her discourses||49|
|4||Words and things: constructing narratives, constructing the self||76|
|5||Objects and interpretive processes||103|
|6||Exhibitions and interpretation: museum pedagogy and cultural change||124|
|7||The rebirth of the museum||151|