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Representing the sporting past in museums and halls of fame

Author: Murray G Phillips
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Routledge research in sports history, 1.
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"We live in a "museum age," and sport museums are part of this phenomenon. In this book, leading international sport history scholars examine sport museums including renowned institutions like the Olympic Museum in the Swiss city of Lausanne, the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum in Baltimore, the Marylebone Cricket Club Museum in London, the Croke Park Museum in Dublin, and the Whyte Museum in Banff. These  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murray G Phillips
ISBN: 9780415883757 041588375X
OCLC Number: 741937648
Description: xv, 267 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Historians in sport museums / Murray G. Phillips --
A racehorse in the museum : Phar Lap and the new museology / Mark O'Neill and Gary Osmond --
'Beyond sport heroes' celebration : on the use of sportswear for sport history / Thierry Terret --
Not so much a sport museum : the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies / Douglas A. Brown --
Croke Park : museum, stadium and shrine for the nation / Mike Cronin --
Le Musée Olympique : epicentre of Olympic evangelism / Daryl Adair --
Renamed, refurbished and reconstructionist : comparisons and contrasts in four London sports museums / Wray Vamplew --
The hall, wall and page of fame / Colin Tatz --
Looking for the 'marvellous' in Baltimore : a sport history sojourn / Daniel A. Nathan --
Bondi Park : making, practicing and performing a museum / Douglas Booth --
Lest we forget : public history and racial segregation in Baltimore's Druid Hill Park / Jaime Schultz.
Series Title: Routledge research in sports history, 1.
Responsibility: edited by Murray G. Phillips.

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"We live in a "museum age," and sport museums are part of this phenomenon. In this book, leading international sport history scholars examine sport museums including renowned institutions like the Olympic Museum in the Swiss city of Lausanne, the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum in Baltimore, the Marylebone Cricket Club Museum in London, the Croke Park Museum in Dublin, and the Whyte Museum in Banff. These institutions are examined in a broad context of understanding sport museums as an identifiable genre in the "museum age," and more specifically in terms of how the sporting past is represented in these museums. Historians explain, debate and critique sport museums with the intention of understanding how this important form of public history represents sport for audiences who see museums as institutions that are inherently reliable and trustworthy"--
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'An important book that redraws the map by which we understand the variety of sporting museums, halls of fame and exhibitions. The authors inspire and challenge all sports historians to engage more Read more...

 
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