Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 23, 2012 - Art - 655 pages
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Updated to reflect the latest developments in twenty-first century museum scholarship, the new Second Edition of Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts presents a comprehensive collection of approaches to museums and their relation to history, culture and philosophy.
  • Unique in its deep range of historical sources and by its inclusion of primary texts by museum makers
  • Places current praxis and theory in its broader and deeper historical context with the collection of primary and secondary sources spanning more than 200 years
  • Features the latest developments in museum scholarship concerning issues of inclusion and exclusion, repatriation, indigenous models of collection and display, museums in an age of globalization, visitor studies and interactive technologies
  • Includes a new section on relationships, interactions, and responsibilities
  • Offers an updated bibliography and list of resources devoted to museum studies that makes the volume an authoritative guide on the subject
  • New entries by Victoria E. M. Cain, Neil G.W. Curtis, Catherine Ingraham, Gwyneira Isaac, Robert R. Janes, Sean Kingston, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Sharon J. Macdonald, Saloni Mathur, Gerald McMaster, Sidney Moko Mead, Donald Preziosi, Karen A. Rader, Richard Sandell, Roger I. Simon, Crain Soudien, Paul Tapsell, Stephen E. Weil, Paul Williams, and Andrea Witcomb
 

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Contents

In this arrangement the majority of the texts appear in more than one category
2
Carbonell
12
Foreword
19
The Universal Survey Museum
46
A Feminist Perspective on Museums
62
Narrativity and the Museological Myths of Nationality
82
Simon Museums Civic Life and the Educative Force ofRemembrance
92
Victimhood Culpability
97
Memory Distortion and History in the Museum
303
Museum Matters
317
Mónica Risnicoff de Gorgas Reality as Illusion the Historic Houses
324
Artists Look at Museums Museums Look at Themselves
329
Exhibitions and the Recomposition
347
The Poetics and Experience
357
Indigenous Models of Museums in Oceania
373
Museums and the Native Voice
377

Alice Friman At the Holocaust Museum
116
Natural History
117
To the Citizens of the United States ofAmerica
123
Louis Agassiz Letter of 1863 to Mr Thomas G Cary
125
Franz Boas Museums of Ethnology and Their Classification
126
Washington D C and American Anthropology in 1846
129
Display and the Transformation
142
The Development of Ethnological Museums
158
A Science on Display
163
Into the Heart ofAfrica and The Other Museum
168
Anthropological Theory in Exhibitionary Practice
177
Africa Museums and Memory
189
The Role of the Museum
199
The PittRivers Museum Oxford
206
An Address
213
Addresses on the Occasion of the Opening of the American Wing
225
Edward N Kaufman The Architectural Museum from Worlds Fair to RestorationVillage
230
Representing Ourselves and the British
244
Museums and the Formation of National and Cultural Identities
260
Museums National Postnational and Transcultural Identities
273
Architecture and the Scene of Evidence
287
Roger G Kennedy Some Thoughts about National Museums at the End of the Century
294
Southern New Ireland the Museum
383
Emerging Discourses around Identity in New South African Museum Exhibitions
397
Aims and Principles of the Construction and Management
413
John Cotton Dana The Museum as an Art Patron
421
The Case of the Disappearing Holbein
442
Pierre Bourdieu and Alain Darbel with Dominique Schnapper Conclusion
453
Art and the Futures Past
457
Museum Philosophy in West Africa
473
Artists Reflect Introduction
491
Maurice Berger Zero Gravity
503
Museums and Globalization
510
Rethinking
517
The Use ofElectronic Media at the National
533
Relationships
547
Robert R Janes Museums Corporatism and the Civil Society
549
Museums as Agents of Social Inclusion
562
ATribal Maori Response to Repatriation
575
The Politics of Narrative Style
580
A Meditation on Language
590
Selected Bibliography
599
Source Acknowledgments
615
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Bettina Messias Carbonell is Associate Professor of English and Program Coordinator for the interdisciplinary Humanities and Justice major at John Jay College, City University of New York. Her publications and current research focus on ethics, aesthetics, and the representation of history in literary texts and in museums.

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