Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture

Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture

by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415086329

ISBN-13: 9780415086325

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415086325
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Museum Meanings Series
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(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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