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The Museum Time Machine : Putting Cultures on Display - Robert Lumley

The Museum Time Machine

Putting Cultures on Display

Paperback Published: 1st April 1988
ISBN: 9780415006521
Number Of Pages: 252

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A provocative contribution to the current debate on museums, The Museum Time-Machine deals with recent public controversies, such as those over charges, sponsorship, and political interference, but its primary concern is with broader cultural and social questions. The debate is an international one, and this book contains contributions from France and Australia as well as Britain, with comparative material from the USA and Canada.

The Museum Time-Machinep. ii
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Notes on the Editor and Contributorsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
The Landscape of Nostalgiap. 25
Heritage and 'the Conserver Society': the French Casep. 27
The Making of the English Working Past: a Critical View of the Ironbridge Gorge Museump. 36
Museums and 'the People'p. 63
Museums in a Changing Worldp. 87
Policy and Politics: Charges, Sponsorship, and Biasp. 89
Putting Your House in Order: Representations of Women and Domestic Lifep. 102
Tomorrow's Yesterdays: Science Museums and the Futurep. 128
The Future of the Other: Changing Cultures on Display in Ethnographic Museumsp. 144
'Astonished and Somewhat Terrified': the Preservation and Development of Aural Culturep. 170
Sociology of the Museum Publicp. 197
The Pompidou Centre and Its Public: the Limits of a Utopian Sitep. 199
Counting Visitors or Visitors Who Count?p. 213
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780415006521
ISBN-10: 041500652X
Series: Comedia
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 1st April 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1

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