Museums and Their Communities
Edited by Sheila Watson
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Museums and Their Communities by Sheila Watson
Book DescriptionUsing case studies drawn from all areas of museum studies, Museums and their Communities explores the museums as a site of representation, identity and memory, and considers how it can influence its community. Focusing on the museum as an institution, and its social and cultural setting, Sheila Watson examines how museums use their roles as informers and educators to empower, or to ignore, communities. Looking at the current debates about the role of the museum, she considers contested values in museum functions and examines provision, power, ownership, responsibility, and institutional issues. This book is of great relevance for all disciplines as it explores and questions the role of the museum in modern society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415402606
(246mm x 174mm x 33mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sheila Watson
Museum Revolutions, Paperback (August 2007)
Explores the ways in which museums are shaped and configured and how they themselves attempt to shape and change the world around them. This volume includes topics such as: disciplinary practices, ethnic representation, postcolonial politics, economic aspiration, social reform, indigenous models, conceptions of history and urban regeneration.
Museums and Their Communities, Hardback (July 2007)
Explores the museums as a site of representation, identity and memory, and considers how it can influence its community. This book focuses on the museum as an institution, and its social and cultural setting, and examines how museums use their roles as informers and educators to empower, or to ignore, communities.
Britain and the Two World Wars, Paperback (November 1990)» View all books by Sheila Watson
This series has been devised for students who have to evaluate primary sources as part of the A- and AS-level examinations. In this original selection the authors examine these two World Wars individually, but the themes selected allow for parallels and differences to be drawn.
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Author Biography - Sheila Watson
Sheila Watson is a lecturer in the Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester.
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