Museums in the Material World
Edited by Simon Knell
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Museums in the Material World by Simon Knell
Book DescriptionMuseums in the Material World seeks to both introduce classic and thought-provoking pieces and contrast them with articles which reveal grounded practice. The articles are selected from across the full breadth of museum disciplines and are linked by a logical narrative, as detailed in the section introductions. The choice of articles reveals how the debate has opened up on disciplinary practice, how the practices of the past have been critiqued and in some cases replaced, how it has become necessary to look beyond and outside disciplinary boundaries, and how old practices can in many circumstances continue to have validity. Museums in the Material World is about broadening horizons and moving museum studies students, and others, beyond the narrow confines of their own disciplinary thinking or indeed any narrow conception of collections. In essence, this is a book about the practice of interpretation and will therefore be of great use to those students and museum practitioners involved in the field of material culture in museums.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415416993
(246mm x 174mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Simon Knell
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Contains articles selected from across the breadth of museum disciplines, which are linked by a logical narrative. This work seeks to introduce classic pieces and contrast them with articles which reveal grounded practice. It is intended for students and museum practitioners involved in the field of material culture in museums.
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Author Biography - Simon Knell
Simon Knell is Head of Department at the Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester
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