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The representation of the past : museums and heritage in the postmodern world

Author: Kevin Walsh
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
Series: Heritage.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how the recent boom in the museum and heritage industry has led to its increasing commercialisation, which, Walsh argues, frequently serves only to distance us from our own heritage.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walsh, Kevin, 1963-
Representation of the past.
London : New York : Routledge, 1992
(OCoLC)743288488
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Walsh
ISBN: 041505026X 9780415050265 0415079446 9780415079440 9780203075722 0203075722 9786610328918 6610328919
OCLC Number: 24373542
Description: vii, 204 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The idea of modernity --
2. Post-modern societies I --
3. Post-modern societies II --
4. Conserving a past --
5. Simulating the past --
6. Heritage reconsidered --
7. A sense of place --
8. The museum as a facilitator --
9. Conclusion: the remoteness of the past.
Series Title: Heritage.
Responsibility: Kevin Walsh.
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