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The museum is open : towards a transnational history of museums 1750-1940

Author: Andrea Meyer; Bénédicte Savoy
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, [2014] ©2014
Series: Contact zones (Walter de Gruyter & Co.), v. 1.
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Museum science, museum analysis, museum history, and museum theory - all of these composite designations have come into our parlance in recent years. Above all, this expanding terminology underscores the growing scholarly interest in museums. In this new scholarship, a recurring assertion is that as an institution, the museum has largely functioned as a venue for the formation of specifically national identities.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Museum is open.
Berlin : De Gruyter, [2014]
(DLC) 2014412579
(OCoLC)868558415
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Meyer; Bénédicte Savoy
ISBN: 9783110298826 3110298821 3110298805 9783110298802 1306429870 9781306429870
OCLC Number: 874163864
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Towards a Transnational History of Museums. An Introduction --
Museums and the Transnational Circuits of Artefacts --
The Ancient Near East in Storage. Assyrian Museum Objects as a Cultural Challenge in Victorian England --
Competition, Exchange, Comparison. Nineteenth-Century Cast Museums in Transnational Perspective --
Reproduced Art. Early Photographic Campaigns in European Collections --
Cross-border Transfers of Architectural Models and Display Principles --
Top Lighting from Paris in 1750 --
Sabine Skott A European Museum-Cocktail around 1900. The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow --
The Journal Mouseion as Means of Transnational Culture. Guglielmo Pacchioni and the Dawn of the "Modern Museum" in Italy --
Close Inspections of the "Other." Commissions and Experts on Tour --
Cultural Excursions --
From Model Museum to the Fear of the Uhlan. Museum Relations between France and Germany during the Second Empire --
Admiration and Fear. The Reports of Marius Vachon on Museums of Industrial Arts in Europe --
Cosmopolitan Scholar, Servant of Art. Transnational Contexts of Igor Grabar in Early Twentieth-Century Russia --
Reforming the Museum --
A Supranational Project --
Alan Crookham Art Beyond the Nation A European Vision for the National Gallery --
The Journal Museumskunde --
"Another Link between the Museums of the World" --
Between Museumsinsel and Manhattan. Wilhelm R. Valentiner, Ambassador and Agent of Wilhelm von Bode at the Metropolitan Museum, 1908-1914 --
The German Museum Curators and the International Museums Office, 1926-1937 --
Museums as Transnational Sites for National Identities --
Building on the London 1881 Pretext --
Museum as a Transnational Space for National Identities. A Case Study on the Turkish Experience --
French Art for All! Museum Projects in Africa 1912-1931 between Avant-garde and Colonialism.
Series Title: Contact zones (Walter de Gruyter & Co.), v. 1.
Responsibility: editors Andrea Meyer, Bénédicte Savoy.
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Museum science, museum analysis, museum history, and museum theory - all this expanding terminology underscores the growing scholarly interest in museums. This volume focuses on the museum as a  Read more...

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"This wide-ranging essay collection offers insights into the transnational museum as both monumental site and 'spatial fiction'."Tom Stammers in: Journal of the History of Collections 10/2014

 
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