New Museology

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780948462030
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • 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)

Meet the Author


Peter Vergo is Reader in the History and Theory of Art at the University of Essex. He organized the 1983 Edinburgh International Festival exhibition, Vienna 1900.
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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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