Making City Histories in Museums

Making City Histories in Museums

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Overview

Making City Histories in Museums by Gaynor Kavanagh

New in paper section the next 7 (?) books. Making City Histories in Museums explores the emergence of many new city history museums and the nature of the cities and histories they represent. It examines historiographical, cultural and museological issues and ideas and is searching, critical yet positive, encouraging and stimulating of new ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780718502720
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 06/20/2001
Series: Making Histories in Museums Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Gaynor Kavanaugh is head of Graduate Studies and principal lecturer in History at Bath Spa University.

Elizabeth Frostick, Birmingham City Museums and Galleries

Table of Contents

Contents

Buttons, Belisha Beacons and Bullets: City Histories in Museums Razor Ribbons, History Museums and Civic Salvation City Museums and their Role in a Divided Community: The Northern Ireland Experience Croydon: What History?
The City Museums: Who Comes?
Approaches to Portraying the City in European Museums Collections and Collecting Brave New World: The Future for City Museums Breaking Down the Barriers of Ignorance Envisioning Cities: London Defining Cities: Socio-Geographical Perspectives The Discouvery Centre at Millennium Point, Birmingham

Contributors

Gaynor Kavanagh Michael Wallace Bill Maguire Sally MacDonald Carol Scott Max Hebditch Catherine Ross David Fleming Raj Pal Roy Porter Rachel Unsworth Elizabeth Frostick.

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