Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture
By (author) Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
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Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
Book DescriptionThis is a multi-disciplinary study that adopts an innovative and original approach to a highly topical question, that of meaning-making in museums, focusing its attention on pedagogy and visual culture. This work explores such questions as: * How and why is it that museums select and arrange artefacts, shape knowledge, construct a view? * How do museums produce values? * How do active audiences make meaning from what they experience in museums? This stimulating book provokes debate and discussion on these topics and puts forward the idea of a new museum - the post-museum, which will challenge the familiar modernist museum. A must for students and professionals in the field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415086332
(246mm x 174mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
Museums and Education, Hardback (November 2007)
The prioritisation of learning in museums in the context of demands for social justice and cultural democracy combined with cultural policy based on economic rationalism forces museums to review their educational purposes, redesign their pedagogies and account for their performance. This book reveals the power of museum pedagogy.
Educational Role of the Museum, Hardback (February 1999)
A compilation of significant articles addressing the relationships of museums and galleries to their audiences, focusing specifically on educational groups.
Museum, Media, Message, Paperback (December 1998)
This volume considers in depth the most up-to-date approaches to museum communication - museums as media, museums and audience and the evaluation of museums.
Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge, Paperback (January 1992)» View all books by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
Drawing on numerous case studies, Hooper-Greenhill presents a critical survey of major changes in current assumptions about the nature of museums, and argues that museums are consciously organizing their spaces and collections to aid self-learning.
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Author Biography - Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
Eilean Hooper-Greenhill has taught in schools, colleges, museums and galleries. She has been lecturing in the Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester since 1980 and took over as Head of Department in 1996. Her principle publications are Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge (Routledge, 1992), Museums and their Visitors (Routledge, 1994) and her edited collections are Museum, Media, Message (Routledge, 1995) and The Educational Role of Museums, 2nd Edition (Routledge, 1999).
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