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Reworking the idea of the museum is critical in a ...
Reworking the idea of the museum is critical in a world in which exhibition spaces compete with a host of other public fora--community cultural centers, public halls and the internet. Museums and the Public Sphere examines the implications of a more complex understanding of how the public is realized, invoked, and understood in the museum context.
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