9781444334050

A Companion to Museum Studies

  • ISBN 13:

    9781444334050

  • ISBN 10:

    1444334050

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 08/09/2010
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

A Companion to Museum Studies captures the multidisciplinary approaches to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society. It is an indispensable reference for art historians, museum curators, and art and culture lovers. Collects first-rate original essays by leading figures from a range of disciplines and theoretical stances, including anthropology, art history, history, literature, sociology, cultural studies, and museum studies Examines the complexity of the museum from cultural, political, curatorial, historical and representational perspectives Covers traditional subjects, such as space, display, buildings, objects and collecting, and more contemporary challenges such as visiting, commerce, community and experimental exhibition forms

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