Museums and the Public Sphere / Edition 1

Museums and the Public Sphere / Edition 1

by Jennifer Barrett
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405173831

ISBN-13: 9781405173834

Pub. Date: 10/19/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Museums and the Public Sphere investigates the role of museums in England, Hong Kong, Australia and the United States in engaging in public discourse, and gauges their ability to operate as sites of democratic public space.

  • Explores the role of museums around the world as sites of public discourse and democracy

  • Examines the changing idea

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Overview

Museums and the Public Sphere investigates the role of museums in England, Hong Kong, Australia and the United States in engaging in public discourse, and gauges their ability to operate as sites of democratic public space.

  • Explores the role of museums around the world as sites of public discourse and democracy

  • Examines the changing idea of the museum in relation to other public sites and spaces, including community cultural centers, public halls and the internet

  • Offers a sophisticated portrait of the public, and how it is realized, invoked, and understood in the museum context

  • Includes relevant examples and discussions of how museums can engage with their publics' in more complex, productive ways

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405173834
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/19/2010
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Images vii

Introduction 1

1 The Public Sphere 15

2 Historical Discourses of the Museum 45

3 The Museum as Public Space 81

4 Audience, Community, and Public 118

5 The Museum as Public Intellectual 143

Conclusion 164

References 175

Acknowledgments 191

Index 193

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