Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge
By (author) Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
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Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
Book DescriptionMuseums have been active in shaping knowledge over the last six hundred years. Yet what is their function within today's society? At the present time, when funding is becoming increasingly scarce, difficult questions are being asked about the justification of museums. Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge presents a critical survey of major changes in current assumptions about the nature of museums. Through the examination of case studies, Eilean Hooper-Greenhill reveals a variety of different roles for museums in the production and shaping of knowledge. Today, museums are once again organising their spaces and collections to present themselves as environments for experimental and self-directed learning.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415070317
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Jan-1992
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.
Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture, Paperback (September 2000)
This is a multi-disciplinary study that adopts an innovative and original approach to a highly topical question, that of meaning-making in museums.
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)» View all books by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
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.
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