New Museology

New Museology

by Peter Vergo
     
 

With essays by Charles Saumarez Smith, Ludmilla Jordanova, Paul Greenhalgh, Colin Sorensen, Nick Merriman, Stephen Bann, Philip Wright, Norman Palmer and Peter Vergo.

"A lively and controversial symposium ... thought-provoking"—The Sunday Times (Paperbacks of the Year, 1989)

"The essays are all distinguished by their topicality and lucidity."—

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Overview

With essays by Charles Saumarez Smith, Ludmilla Jordanova, Paul Greenhalgh, Colin Sorensen, Nick Merriman, Stephen Bann, Philip Wright, Norman Palmer and Peter Vergo.

"A lively and controversial symposium ... thought-provoking"—The Sunday Times (Paperbacks of the Year, 1989)

"The essays are all distinguished by their topicality and lucidity."—Museum News

"A welcome addition to the library of Museology"—Art Monthly

"The New Museology is essential reading for all those seeking to understand the current debate in museum ideologies."—International Journal of Museum Management and Scholarship

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780948462030
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Series:
Reaktion Books - Critical Views Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Photographic Acknowledgements
Notes on the Editor and Contributors
Introduction - Peter Vergo
1. Museums, Artefacts, and Meanings - Charles Saumarez Smith
2. Objects of Knowledge: A Historical Perspective on Museums - Ludmilla Jordanova
3. The Reticent object - Peter Vergo
4. Theme Parks and Time Machines - Colin Sorensen
5. Education, Entertainment and Politics: Lessons from the Great International Exhibitions - Paul Greenhalgh
6. On Living in a New Country - Stephen Bann
7. The Quality of Visitors' Experiences in Art Museums - Philip Wright
8. Museum Visiting as a Cultural Phenomenon - Nick Merriman
9. Museums and Cultural Property - Norman Palmer
References
Select Bibliography
Index

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