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Re-imagining the museum : beyond the mausoleum

Author: Andrea Witcomb
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Series: Museum meanings.
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Through a range of case- studies, including studies from the UK, North America and Australia, this book moves away from the idea that museums are always "conservative" to suggest they have a long history of engaging with popular culture and addressing a variety of audiences. Andrea Whitcomb argues that museums are key mediators between high and popular culture and between government, media practitioners, cultural  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Witcomb
ISBN: 041522098X 9780415220989 0415220998 9780415220996
OCLC Number: 50166657
Description: x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Unmasking a different museum : museums and cultural criticism --
Floating the museum --
From Batavia to Australia II : negotiating changes in curatorial practices --
'A place for all of us'? museums and communities --
Beyond the mausoleum : museums and the media --
Interactivity in museums : the politics of narrative style.
Series Title: Museum meanings.
Responsibility: Andrea Witcomb.
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Interdisciplinary in approach, this book presents interpretations of museum history and practices. The text discusses museums in terms of their relationship with the media and their role in modern  Read more...

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