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Museum Objects Experiencing the Properties of Things

ISBN-10: 0415581788
ISBN-13: 9780415581783
Edition: 2012
Authors: Sandra H. Dudley
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Description: Museum Objectsprovides a set of readings that together create a distinctive emphasis and perspective on the objects which lie at the heart of interpretive practice in museums, material culture studies and everyday life. This reader brings together  More...

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Book details

List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Museum Objectsprovides a set of readings that together create a distinctive emphasis and perspective on the objects which lie at the heart of interpretive practice in museums, material culture studies and everyday life. This reader brings together classic and up to date texts on the nature and definition of the object itself, the senses and embodied experience of objects. No other volume brings together such perspectives in this way, and no other volume includes such a focus on the museum context. Museum Objectsincorporates both theorised and more practical readings from a range of international academic and contextual perspectives. The overall result is a definitive set of readings that offers a comprehensive understanding of objects and their place within the museum context.

List of figures
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Series preface
Preface
Wayward docents
Encountering a Chinese horse: engaging with the thingness of things
Objects and their Properties
Introduction to Part I
Museum objects
The aesthetic of the antique
On looking at a Tahitian god-house
Making life beautiful: my experience of doing beadwork
Knitting is …
Malangan: objects, sacrifice and the production of memory
Ere the substance fade: photography and hair jewellery
Preparing and conserving
Experiencing Objects
Introduction to Part II
The materiality of cultural construction
The surface of objects and museum style
Art and the brain
The event of seeing: a phenomenological perspective on visual sense-making
Senses and sensibility in Byzantium
Disaffected
The state of wonder
Sensory exile in the field
In the British Museum
Contexts of Experiencing Objects
Introduction to Part III
Ideas versus things: the balancing act of interpreting historic house museums
Towards an erotics of the museum
For your eyes only? The magic touch of relics
'Marvels of everyday vision': the anthropology of aesthetics and the cattle-keeping Nilotes
Sense matters: aesthetic values of the Great Barrier Reef
Observed decay: telling stories with mutable things
Handmade textiles: global markets and authenticity
Museum Balanga as a site of cultural hybridization
Object/Person Distinctions
Introduction to Part IV
Objects, agency and museums: continuing dialogues between the Torres Strait and Cambridge
Resonant materiality and violent remembering: archaeology, memory and bombing
The intangibility of things
'Things' as social agents
Art as a mode of action: some problems with Gell's Art and Agency
The Blind Man's Stick (BMS) hypothesis
Making culture and weaving the world
Index

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