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The birth of the museum : history, theory, politics

Author: Tony Bennett
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1995.
Series: Culture (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a series of richly detailed studies from Britain, Australia and North America, Tony Bennett investigates how 19th and 20th century museums, fairs and exhibitions have organised their collections and their visitors. Discussing the historical development of museums alongside that of the fair and the international exhibition, Bennett sheds new light upon the relationship between modern forms of official and popular  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Bennett
ISBN: 0415053870 9780415053877 0415053889 9780415053884 9781315002668 1315002663
OCLC Number: 30624669
Description: x, 278 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: History and Theory. The formation of the museum --
The exhibition complex --
The political rationality of the museum --
Policies and Politics. Museums and 'the people' --
Out of which past? --
Art and theory : the politics of the invisible --
Technologies of Progress. Museums and progress : narrative, ideology, performance --
The shaping of things to come : Expo '88 --
A thousand and one troubles : Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
Series Title: Culture (London, England)
Responsibility: Tony Bennett.
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In a series of richly detailed studies from Britain, Australia and North America, Bennett investigates how 19th and 20th century museums, fairs and exhibitions have organised their collections and  Read more...

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