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Author: Bettina Messias Carbonell
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
A comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of approaches to museums and their relation to history, culture and philosophy. Central themes discussed include: issue oriented contexts in museology; states of 'nature'; the status of nations; history, memory and other locations; and arts and crafts.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bettina Messias Carbonell
ISBN: 063122825X 9780631228257 0631228306 9780631228301
OCLC Number: 52358814
Description: 544 pages
Contents: General Introduction: Museum / Studies And The "Eccentric Space" Of An Anthology. Acknowledgements. Part I: Museology: A Collection Of Contexts:. Editor's Introduction. 1. Foreword: Germain Bazin (Late Of L'Aecole Du Louvre). 2. The Museum: Its Classical Etymology And Renaissance Genealogy: Paula Findlen (Stanford University). 3. The Universal Survey Museum: Carol Duncan And Alan Wallach (Ramapo College; College Of William And Mary). 4. Brain Of The Earth's Body: Museums And The Framing Of Modernity: Donald Preziosi (University Of California, Los Angeles). 5. The Museum Refuses To Stand Still: Kenneth Hudson (Late, Independent Scholar). 6. The Mirror And The Tomb: Africa, Museums, And Memory: Francoise Lionnet (University Of California, Los Angeles). 7. Seeing Through Solidity: A Feminist Perspective On Museums: Gaby Porter: (Independent Scholar). 8. Museums Of 'Human Suffering' And The Struggle For Human Rights: Terence M. Duffy (University Of Ulster). Meditation. 9. At The Holocaust Museum: Alice Friman (Independent Scholar). Part II: States Of "Nature" In The Museum:. Natural History, Anthropology, Ethnology. Editor's Introduction. 10. To The Citizens Of The United States Of America: Charles Willson Peale (Late, Philadelphia Museum). 11. Letter Of 1863 To Mr. Thomas G. Cary: Louis Agassiz (Late Of Harvard University). 12. The Development Of Ethnological Museums: Robert Goldwater (Late Of The City University Of New York And New York University). 13. Museums Of Ethnology And Their Classification: Franz Boas (Late Of Columbia University). 14. The Constitution Of Nature: Taxonomy As Politics In Jefferson, Peale, And Bartram: Christopher Looby (University Of California, Los Angeles). 15. Magnificent Intentions: Washington, D.C., And American Anthropology In 1846: Curtis Hinsley (Northern Arizona University). 16. Ethnology: A Science On Display: Fabrice Grognet (Musee De l'Homme). 17. Ambiguous Messages And Ironic Twists: Into The Heart Of Africa And The Other Museum: Enid Schildkrout (American Museum Of National History, New York, And Columbia University). 18. Thinking And Doing Otherwise: Anthropological Theory In Exhibitionary Practice: Mary Bouquet (University Of Utrecht). 19. Museum Matters: Gyan Prakash (Princeton University). Meditation. 20. What White Publishers Won't Print: Zora Neale Hurston (Late, Independent Scholar). Part III: The Status Of Nations And The Museum:. Editor's Introduction. 21. Selections From "On The Museum Of Art" (Introductory Addresses On The Science And Art Department And The South Kensington Museum, Delivered 1857): J.C. Robinson (Late, Independent Scholar). 22. Museums And The Formation Of National And Cultural Identities: Annie E. Coombes (Birkbeck College, University Of London). 23. Fracturing The Imperial Mind: Eleanor Heartney (Independent Scholar). 24. Presidential Address To The Museums Association, Maidstone Conference, 1909: Henry Balfour (Late Of Pitt--Rivers Museum And University Museum, Oxford). 25. Picturing Feminism, Selling Liberalism: The Case Of The Disappearing Holbein: Jordanna Bailkin (University Of Washington). 26. The Architectural Museum From World's Fair To Restoration Village: Edward N. Kaufman (Independent Scholar). 27. Addresses On The Occasion Of The Opening Of The American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, NYC : Robert W. De Forest, Grosvenor Atterbury, Elihu Root. 28. Telling The Story Of America: Elizabeth Broun (Smithsonian American Art Museum). 29. Some Thoughts About National Museums At The End Of The Century: Roger G. Kennedy (Independent Scholar). Meditation. 30. The Pitt--Rivers Museum, Oxford: James Fenton (Poet). Part IV: Locating History In The Museum:. Editor's Introduction. 31. Local Museums: Sir William Henry Flower (Late Of Anthropological Institute Of Great Britain And Ireland). 32. Memory, Distortion And History In The Museum: Susan Crane (University Of Arizona). 33. Collecting Ideas And Artifacts: Common Problems Of History Museums And History Texts: Thomas J. Schlereth (University Of Notre Dame). 34. Melodrama, Pantomime Or Portrayal? Representing Ourselves And The British Past Through Exhibitions In History Museums: Gaynor Kavanagh (Falmouth College Of Arts, Cornwall, UK). 35. Reality As Illusion, The Historic Houses That Become Museums: Monica Risnicoff De Gorgas (Virrey Liniers Casa Museo Historico Nacional, Argentina). 36. Artifacts As Expressions Of Society And Culture: Subversive Genealogy And The Value Of History: Mark Leone And Barbara Little (University Of Maryland; National Register Of Historic Places). 37. A Sense Of Another World: History Museums And Cultural Change: James Deetz (Late Of University Of Virgina). 38. Mining The Museum: Artists Look At Museums, Museums Look At Themselves: Lisa G. Corrin (Serpentine. Gallery, London). Meditation. 39. Other Icons, The Museums: Le Corbusier (Late, Independent Scholar). Part V: Arts, Crafts, Audiences:. Editor's Introduction. 40. The Museum As An Art Patron: John Cotton Dana (Late Of The Newark Museum). 41. Aims And Principles Of The Construction And Management Of Museums Of Fine Art: Benjamin Ives Gilman (Late. Of The Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, And American Association Of Museums). 42. Museum: Georges Bataille (Late Of The College De Sociologie). 43. Conclusion To The Love Of Art: Pierre Bourdieu, Alain Darbel With D. Schnapper (Late Of The College De France, Paris). 44. Art And The Future's Past: Philip Fisher (Harvard University). 45. Museums Without Collections: Museum Philosophy In West Africa: Malcolm Mcleod (University Of Glasgow). 46. Cultural Entrepreneurship In Nineteenth--Century Boston, Part II: The Classification And Framing Of American Art: Paul Dimaggio (Princeton University). 47. Women At The Whitney, 1910--30: Feminism/Sociology/Aesthetics: Janet Wolff (Columbia University). 48. Zero Gravity: Maurice Berger (Independent Scholar). 49. Introduction To The Museum As Muse, Artists Reflect: Kynaston Mcshine (Museum Of Modern Art, New York). 50. Exhibiting Mestizaje: The Poetics And Experience Of The Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum: Karen Mary Davalos (Loyola Marymount University). 51. Resonance And Wonder: Stephen Greenblatt (Harvard University). 52. Changing Values In The Art Museum: Rethinking Communication And Learning: Eilean Hooper--Greenhill (University Of Leicester). Meditation. 53. Secrets Of Encounter: Barbara Kirshenblatt--Gimblett (New York University). Selected Bibliography. Biographical Notes On Contributors. Index
Responsibility: edited by Bettina Messias Carbonell.


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