A Companion to Museum Studies
Edited by Sharon Macdonald
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Companion to Museum Studies by Sharon Macdonald
Book DescriptionA Companion to Museum Studies captures the multidisciplinary approach to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society. * 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405108393
(247mm x 179mm x 37mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Sharon Macdonald
Sharon Macdonald is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. Her books include Theorizing Museums (edited with Gordon Fyfe, Blackwell 1996), Reimagining Culture (1997), The Politics of Display (ed., 1998), Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum (2002), and Exhibition Experiments (edited with Paul Basu, Blackwell 2007).
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