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A place for meaning : art, faith, and museum culture : learning from the Five Faiths Project at the Ackland Art Museum

Author: Amanda Millay Hughes; Carolyn H Wood; Ackland Art Museum.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Ackland Art Museum, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a conversation about how museums might create a common ground for the exploration of art and faith. This title offers insights on the inner workings of a museum as it grappled with questions  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Millay Hughes; Carolyn H Wood; Ackland Art Museum.
ISBN: 9780974365633 0974365637
OCLC Number: 441211221
Notes: Includes papers from three colloquies held at the Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, N.C., 2002-2004.
Description: xvii, 249 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Emily S. Kass --
Preface / Gerald D. Bolas --
Five Faiths project chronology --
Introduction --
How to read this book --
Colloquy one : sacred ground and common ground. Overview ; Religious liberty in the museum / Charles Haynes ; Curating the sacral / Meera S. Viswanathan ; Museum as metaphor in a pluralistic society / Charles D. Orzech ; Museum values / Ruth Slavin ; Case study 1 : mass and masterpiece ; Case study 2 : word and worship --
Colloquy two : considering the lives of sacred images. Overview ; The dancing Shiva of Shivapurim / Richard H. Davis ; Defining sacred universals and particular / Patrice Brodeur ; Teaching tool 1 : exploring the limits and potentials ; Label writing exercise ; Case study 1 : Madonna and child with saints ; Case study 2 : book of blessing ; Case study 3 : spice box ; Case study 4 : Shiva Linga ; Case study 5 : Burmese Buddha --
Colloquy three : a place for meaning : art, faith, and museum culture. Overview ; Panel discussion transcript --
Conclusions --
Tools for teaching and learning. Consider your responses / Ray Williams ; Five object exercises / David Carr ; How to talk about Hinduism ; How to talk about Judaism ; How to talk about Buddhism ; How to talk about Christianity ; How to talk about Islam ; Compare and contrast with timeline ; Approaching objects --
The Five Faiths project in 100 words or more : parting thoughts from colloquy participants.
Other Titles: Art, faith, and museum culture : learning from the Five Faiths Project at the Ackland Art Museum
Responsibility: Amanda Millay Hughes, Carolyn H. Wood.
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"Without minimizing the risks and challenges, A Place for Meaning offers readers a unique opportunity to discover the benefits of taking religion and religious art seriously in museums." - Charles C. Read more...

 
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