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New Museum Theory and Practice : An Introduction - Janet Marstine

New Museum Theory and Practice

An Introduction

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<i>New Museum Theory and Practice</i> is an original collection of essays with a unique focus: the contested politics and ideologies of museum exhibition. <br><ul><br><li>Contains 12 original essays that contribute to the field while creating a collective whole for course use. <br><li>Discusses theory through vivid examples and historical overviews. <br><li>Offers guidance on how to put theory into practice. <br><li>Covers a range of museums around the world: from art to history, anthropology to music, as well as historic houses, cultural centres, virtual sites, and commercial displays that use the conventions of the museum. <br><li>Authors come from the UK, Canada, the US, and Australia, and from a variety of fields that inform cultural studies.</li></ul>

"This book offers a fresh approach to teaching museum studies- combining a synoptic view of prevailing museum theorieswith pragmatic end of chapter review questions." -- FloraEdouwaye S. Kaplan, New York University


"An excellent book for students of museums. In developinga creative and effective analytical toolkit for critical museumvisitors, this original volume will also prove essential foraspiring museum professionals." -- Eilean Hooper-Greenhill, University of Leicester

List of Figures viii

Preface: How to Use this Book x

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction 1
Janet Marstine

Part I Defining New Museum Theory 37

A Surveys and Groundwork 39

1 Editor’s Introduction 41

THE ARCHITECTURE IS THE MUSEUM 41
Michaela Giebelhausen

Questions for Discussion 60

2 Editor’s Introduction 64

FEMINIST CURATORIAL STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES SINCE THE 1970s 65
Katy Deepwell

Questions for Discussion 80

3 Editor’s Introduction 85

NEW ART, NEW CHALLENGES: THE CHANGING FACE OF CONSERVATION IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY 86
Rachel Barker and Patricia Smithen

Questions for Discussion 103

B Case Studies in Contemporary Practice 107

4 Editor’s Introduction 109

HOW WE STUDY HISTORY MUSEUMS: OR CULTURAL STUDIES AT MONTICELLO 109
Eric Gable

Questions for Discussion 126

5 Editor’s Introduction 129

SPECTACLE AND DEMOCRACY: EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT AS A POST-MUSEUM 130
Chris Bruce

Questions for Discussion 149

6 Editor’s Introduction 152

REVEALING AND CONCEALING: MUSEUMS, OBJECTS, AND THE TRANSMISSION OF KNOWLEDGE IN ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA 153
Moira G. Simpson

Questions for Discussion 174

7 Editor’s Introduction 178

RESTRUCTURING SOUTH AFRICAN MUSEUMS: REALITY AND RHETORIC WITHIN CAPE TOWN 179
Julie L. McGee

Questions for Discussion 196

Part II Looking to the Future: Theory into Practice 201

8 Editor’s Introduction 203

THE CRITICAL MUSEUM VISITOR 203
Margaret Lindauer

Questions for Discussion 223

9 Editor’s Introduction 226

VISITING THE VIRTUAL MUSEUM: ART AND EXPERIENCE ONLINE 226
Lianne McTavish

Questions for Discussion 244

10 Editor’s Introduction 247

REFRAMING STUDIO ART PRODUCTION AND CRITIQUE 248
Helen Klebesadel

Questions for Discussion 263

11 Editor’s Introduction 266

THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM AND GALLERY: A SITE FOR INSTITUTIONAL CRITIQUE AND A FOCUS OF THE CURRICULUM 267
Lyndel King and Janet Marstine

Questions for Discussion 288

12 Editor’s Introduction 292

MUSEUM ARCHIVES AS RESOURCES FOR SCHOLARLY RESEARCH AND INSTITUTIONAL IDENTITY 293
Lois Marie Fink

Questions for Discussion 306

Bibliography 308

Index 322

ISBN: 9781405105590
ISBN-10: 1405105593
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 346
Published: 1st September 2005
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 16.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1