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New Museology / Edition 1
     

New Museology / Edition 1

by Peter Vergo
 

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ISBN-10: 0948462035

ISBN-13: 2900948462039

Pub. Date: 06/28/1997

Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited

Traditionally, museums have concerned themselves foremost with conservation and classification. But what is conserved and why? And who does this benefit? As a collection of essays on museum history, theory and practice The New Museology will be of interest to anyone concerned with heritage and the controversial politics of exhibition making.

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Traditionally, museums have concerned themselves foremost with conservation and classification. But what is conserved and why? And who does this benefit? As a collection of essays on museum history, theory and practice The New Museology will be of interest to anyone concerned with heritage and the controversial politics of exhibition making.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900948462039
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Series:
Reaktion Books - Critical Views Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230

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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