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New museums and the making of culture

Author: Kylie Message
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2006. ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illustrated with a range of museums and museum spaces - from MOMA in New York to the reconstruction of Ground Zero, from the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC to the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, this book reveals how the museum evolves as a cross-disciplinary, self-consciously political, and self-reflexive institution.
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Message, Kylie.
New museums and the making of culture.
New York : Berg, 2006
(OCoLC)892045975
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kylie Message
ISBN: 9781845204532 1845204530 9781845204549 1845204549
OCLC Number: 71044365
Description: viii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Shifting organizations, knowledges, and effects --
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 --
Conclusion: Cultural reconstruction.
Responsibility: Kylie Message.
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