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Museums, Objects, and Collections A Cultural Study

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ISBN-10: 1560983302

ISBN-13: 9781560983309

Edition: N/A

Authors: Susan M. Pearce

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 10/17/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

List of plates
List of figures
Preface
Museums, Objects and Collections
Objects Inside and Outside Museums
Collecting: Body and Soul
Collecting: Shaping the World
Museums: the Intellectual Rationale
Making Museum Meanings
Meaning as Function
Meaning as Structure
Meaning in History
Objects in Action
Problems of Power
Projects and Prospects
Appendix: Models for object study
Bibliography
Index