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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, Bennett investigates how 19th and 20th century museums, fairs and exhibitions have organised their collections and their visitors.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Bennett
ISBN: 0415053870 9780415053877 0415053889 9780415053884
OCLC Number: 30624669
Description: x, 278 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: The formation of the museum --
The exhibition complex --
The political rationality of the museum --
Museums and 'the people' --
Out of which past? --
Art and theory : the politics of the invisible --
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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