Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum by Sharon Macdonald
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum
By Sharon Macdonald

Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum

By (author) See other recent books by Sharon Macdonald
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $49.99
Your Price: $44.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.25 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum by Sharon Macdonald

Book Description

What goes on behind closed doors at museums? How are decisions about exhibitions made and who, or what, really makes them? Why are certain objects and styles of display chosen whilst others are rejected, and what factors influence how museum exhibitions are produced and experienced? This book answers these searching questions by giving a privileged look behind the scenes at the Science Museum in London. By tracking the history of a particular exhibition, Macdonald takes the reader into the world of the museum curator and shows in vivid detail how exhibitions are created and how public culture is produced. She reveals why exhibitions do not always reflect their makers original intentions and why visitors take home particular interpretations. Beyond this local context, however, the book also provides broad and far-reaching insights into how national and global political shifts influence the creation of public knowledge through exhibitions.

Buy Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum book by Sharon Macdonald from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781859735718
ISBN-10: 1859735711
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Sharon Macdonald

International Handbooks of Museum Studies by Sharon Macdonald International Handbooks of Museum Studies, Hardback (July 2015)

The International Handbooks of Museum Studies bring together original essays by a global team of experts to provide a state-of-the-art survey of the field of museum studies.

Memorylands by Sharon Macdonald Memorylands, Paperback (April 2013)

"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso.

Companion to Museum Studies by Sharon Macdonald Companion to Museum Studies, Paperback (July 2010)

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.

Difficult Heritage by Sharon Macdonald Difficult Heritage, Hardback (November 2008)

How does a city and a nation deal with a legacy of perpetrating atrocity? How are contemporary identities negotiated and shaped in the face of concrete reminders of a past that most wish they did not have? This book focuses on the case of Nuremberg - a city whose name is linked with Nazism - to explore these questions and their implications.

» View all books by Sharon Macdonald

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum book by Sharon Macdonald and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Sharon Macdonald

Sharon Macdonald, Social Anthropology, University of Manchester

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Sharon Macdonald close
International Handbooks of Museum Studies by Sharon Macdonald
Memorylands by Sharon Macdonald
Companion to Museum Studies by Sharon Macdonald
Difficult Heritage by Sharon Macdonald
Difficult Heritage by Sharon Macdonald
Math in Minutes by Sharon Macdonald
Exhibition Experiments by Sharon Macdonald
Exhibition Experiments by Sharon Macdonald
Companion to Museum Studies by Sharon Macdonald
Sanity Savers for Early Childhood Teachers by Sharon Macdonald
Theorizing Museums by Sharon Macdonald
Politics of Display by Sharon Macdonald
Reimagining Culture by Sharon Macdonald
Inside European Identities by Sharon Macdonald
Squish, Sort, Paint & Build by Sharon Macdonald
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close