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The thing about museums : objects and experience, representation and contestation : essays in honour of professor Susan M. Pearce

Author: Sandra H Dudley; Susan M Pearce
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2011.
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Preface / Sandra Dudley -- 1. Introduction: museums and things / Sandra Dudley -- Part I: Objects and their creation in the museum. Introduction / Jennifer Walklate -- 2. Romancing the Stones: earth science objects as material culture / Hannah-Lee Chalk -- 3. What do we know about what we know? The museum 'register' as museum object / Geoffrey N. Swinney -- 4. Emblematic museum objects of national significance: in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Susan M Pearce
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra H Dudley; Susan M Pearce
ISBN: 9780415679046 0415679044 9780203803523 0203803523
OCLC Number: 703208547
Description: xix, 396 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: museums and things / Sandra Dudley --
pt. I Objects and their creation in the museum --
Introduction / Jennifer Walklate --
2. Romancing the stones: earth science objects as material culture / Hannah-Lee Chalk --
3. What do we know about what we know? The museum `register' as museum object / Geoffrey N. Swinney --
4. Emblematic museum objects of national significance: in search of their multiple meanings and values / Despina Kalessopoulou --
5. Musealisation processes in the realm of art / Maria Lucia De Niemeyer Matheus Loureiro --
6. Photography --
museum: on posing, imageness and the punctum / Klaus Wehner --
pt. II Visitors' engagements with museum objects --
Introduction / Jennifer Binnie --
7. Things and theories: the unstable presence of exhibited objects / Chris Dorsett --
8. Inexperienced museum visitors and how they negotiate contemporary art: a comparative study of two visitor-driven visual art presentations / Marijke Van Eeckhaut --
9. Illuminating narratives: period rooms and tableaux vivants / Michael Katzherg --
10. Magic objects/modern objects: heroes' house museums / Linda Young --
11. `Do not touch': a discussion on the problems of a limited sensory experience with objects in a gallery or museum context / Helen Saunderson --
12. Living objects: a theory of museological objecthood / Wing Yan Vivian Ting --
13. poetic triangle of objects, people and writing creatively: using museum collections to inspire linguistic creativity and poetic understanding / Mark Goodwin --
14. Location and intervention: visual practice enabling a synchronic view of artefacts and sites / Shirley Chubb --
pt. III uses of objects in museum, representations --
Introduction / Amy Jane Barnes --
15. Spectacle and archive in two contemporary art museums in Spain / Roger Sansi --
16. Playing dress-up: inhabiting imagined spaces through museum objects / Julia Petrov --
17. Material object and immaterial collector: is there room for the collector-donor discourse in the museal space? / Caroline Bergeron --
18. Exhibiting absence in the museum / Helen Rees Leahy --
19. Arctic `relics': the construction of history, memory and narratives at the National Maritime Museum / Claire Warrior --
pt. IV Objects and difficult subjects --
Introduction / Julia Petrov --
20. Challenged pasts and the museum: the case of Ghanaian kente / Malika Kraamer --
21. Standardising difference: the materiality of ethnic minorities in the museums of the People's Republic of China / Marzia Varutti --
22. Displaying the Communist Other: perspectives on the exhibition and interpretation of Communist visual culture / Amy Jane Barnes --
23. Reconsidering images: using the Farm Security Administration photographs as objects in history exhibitions / Meighen S. Katz --
24. (Im)material practices in museums / Alice Semedo --
25. Heritage as pharmakon and the Muses as deconstruction: problematising curative museologies and heritage healing / Beverley Butler.
Responsibility: edited by Sandra Dudley [and others].

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Preface / Sandra Dudley -- 1. Introduction: museums and things / Sandra Dudley -- Part I: Objects and their creation in the museum. Introduction / Jennifer Walklate -- 2. Romancing the Stones: earth science objects as material culture / Hannah-Lee Chalk -- 3. What do we know about what we know? The museum 'register' as museum object / Geoffrey N. Swinney -- 4. Emblematic museum objects of national significance: in search of their multiple meanings and values / Marlen Mouliou and Despina Kalessopoulou -- 5. Musealization processes in the realm of art / Maria Lucia de Niemeyer Matheus Loureiro -- 6. Photography - museum: on posing, imageness, and the punctum / Klaus Wehner -- Part II: Visitors' engagements with museum objects. Introduction / Jennifer Binnie -- 7. Things and theories: the unstable presence of exhibited objects / Chris Dorsett -- 8. Inexperienced museum visitors and how they negotiate contemporary art. A comparative study of two visitor-driven visual art presentations / Marijke Van Eeckhaut -- 9. Illuminating narratives: period rooms and tableaux vivants / Michael Katzberg -- 10. Magic objects/modern objects: heroes' house museums / Linda Young -- 11. 'Do not touch' - a discussion on the problems of a limited sensory experience with objects in a gallery or museum context / Helen Saunderson -- 12. Living objects: a theory of museological objecthood / Wing Yan Vivian Ting -- 13. The poetic triangle of objects, people and writing creatively: using museum collections to inspire linguistic creativity and poetic understanding / Nikki Clayton and Mark Goodwin -- 14. Location and intervention: visual practice enabling a synchronic view of artefacts and sites / Shirley Chubb -- Part III: The uses of objects in museum representations. Introduction / Amy Jane Barnes -- 15. Spectacle and archive in two contemporary art museums in Spain / Roger Sansi -- 16. Playing dress-up: inhabiting imagined spaces through museum objects / Julia Petrov -- 17. Material object and immaterial collector: is there room for the donor-collector discourse in the museal space? / Caroline Bergeron -- 18. Exhibiting absence in the museum / Helen Rees Leahy -- 19. Arctic 'relics': the construction of history, memory and narratives at the National Maritime Museum / Claire Warrior -- Part IV: Objects and difficult subjects Introduction / Julia Petrov -- 20. Challenged pasts and the museum: the case of Ghanaian kente / Malika Kraamer -- 21. Standardizing difference: the materiality of ethnic minorities in the museums of the Peoples' Republic of China / Marzia Varutti -- 22. Displaying the Communist Other: perspectives on the exhibition and interpretation of Communist visual culture / Amy Jane Barnes -- 23. Reconsidering images: using the farm security administration photographs as objects in history exhibitions / Meighen Katz -- 24. (Im)material practices in museums / Alice Semedo -- 25. Heritage as pharmakon and the muses as deconstruction: - problematising curative museologies and heritage healing / Beverley Butler -- Afterword: A conversation with Sue Pearce Amy Jane Barnes and Jennifer Walklate.

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