Museum Studies An Anthology of Contexts

ISBN-10: 0631228306

ISBN-13: 9780631228301

Edition: 2003

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A comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of approaches to museums and their relation to history, culture and philosophy. Central themes discussed include: issue oriented contexts in museology; states of 'nature'; the status of nations; history, memory and other locations; and arts and crafts.
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List price: $72.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 680
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Contents: Alternative Taxonomy
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Museum/Studies and the "Eccentric Space" of an Anthology
Museology: A Collection of Contexts
From The Museum Age: Foreword
The Museum: Its Classical Etymology and Renaissance Genealogy
The Universal Survey Museum
Brain of the Earth's Body: Museums and the Framing of Modernity
The Museum Refuses to Stand Still
The Mirror and the Tomb: Africa, Museums, and Memory
Seeing Through Solidity: A Feminist Perspective on Museums
Museums of "Human Suffering" and the Struggle for Human Rights
At The Holocaust Museum
States of "Nature" in the Museum: Natural History, Anthropology, Ethnology
To the Citizens of the United States of America
Letter of 1863 to Mr. Thomas G. Cary
The Development of Ethnological Museums
Museums of Ethnology and Their Classification
The Constitution of Nature: Taxonomy as Politics in Jefferson, Peale, and Bartram
"Magnificent Intentions": Washington, D.C., and American Anthropology in 1846
Ethnology: A Science on Display
Ambiguous Messages and Ironic Twists: Into the Heart of Africa and The Other Museum
Thinking and Doing Otherwise: Anthropological Theory in Exhibitionary Practice
Museum Matters
What White Publishers Won't Print
The Status of Nations and the Museum
From On the Museum of Art: An Address
Museums and the Formation of National and Cultural Identities
Fracturing the Imperial Mind
Presidential Address to the Museums Association, Maidstone Meeting, 1909
Picturing Feminism, Selling Liberalism: The Case of the Disappearing Holbein
The Architectural Museum from World's Fair to Restoration Village
Addresses on the Occasion of the Opening of the American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Telling the Story of America
Some Thoughts about National Museums at the End of the Century
The Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford
Locating History in the Museum
Local Museums
Memory, Distortion, and History in the Museum
Collecting Ideas and Artifacts: Common Problems of History Museums and History Texts
Melodrama, Pantomime or Portrayal? Representing Ourselves and the British Past through Exhibitions in History Museums
Reality as Illusion, the Historic Houses that Become Museums
Artifacts as Expressions of Society and Culture: Subversive Genealogy and the Value of History
A Sense of Another World: History Museums and Cultural Change
Mining the Museum: Artists Look at Museums, Museums Look at Themselves
Other Icons: The Museums
Arts, Crafts, Audiences
The Museum as an Art Patron
Aims and Principles of the Construction and Management of Museums of Fine Art
Conclusion to The Love of Art
Art and the Future's Past
Museums Without Collections: Museum Philosophy in West Africa
Cultural Entrepreneurship in Nineteenth-century Boston, Part II: The Classification and Framing of American Art
Women at the Whitney, 1910-30: Feminism/Sociology/Aesthetics
Zero Gravity
From The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect: Introduction
Exhibiting Mestizaje: The Poetics and Experience of the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum
Resonance and Wonder
Changing Values in the Art Museum: Rethinking Communication and Learning
Secrets of Encounter
Selected Bibliography
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