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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||1845204530 9781845204532 1845204549 9781845204549|
|Description:||viii, 241 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Theorizing new museums, language and politics --
The shock of the new : unity and the modern museum --
History in the making : spectacles of empire, currencies of newness, consumption and citizenship --
Culture in the making : public spheres and political urgency --
Contested sites of identity and the cult of the new --
Diversity and changing models : from new museum to cultural centre.
'Kylie Message insightfully reappraises the workings of 'new museums' as social sites at which the past, the present, and future can be continuously contested and created in complex cultural