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Art, museums and touch

Challenges the traditions that privilege visual experience, demostrating that touch was, and still is, crucially important to museums and art history while arguing against ideas of touch as an unmediated and uncomplicated mode of learning
Print Book, English, 2010
Manchester University Press : Distributed in the United States by Palgrave Macmillan, Manchester, New York, 2010
xii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9780719079337, 0719079330
Introduction : lines of enquiry
Sensory separation and the founding of art history
Art history, touch and gender
Museum visitors and a changing sensory regime
Curators, connoisseurs and expert object-handling
Touch and access provision
Touching modern and contemporary art
Conclusion : some consequences