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New Museology

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With essays by Charles Saumarez Smith, Ludmilla Jordanova, Paul Greenhalgh, Colin Sorensen, Nick Merriman, Stephen Bann, Philip Wright, Norman Palmer and Peter Vergo.

"A lively and controversial symposium ... thought-provoking"—The Sunday Times (Paperbacks of the Year, 1989)

"The essays are all distinguished by their topicality and lucidity."—Museum News

"A welcome addition t
Paperback, 238 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by Reaktion Books (first published January 1st 1989)
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This is a collection of “new museum” theory essays, primarily written from a British perspective. In keeping with new museum theory, the essays critically focus on the function and purposes of museums, rather than museum methodology. The book as a whole considers museums as places of study and display, how objects function differently within museum contexts, and the inner-relations between museological purposes: mainly, education, entertainment, and socio-political authority. Individual chapters ...more
Rachel Mann
A great introduction to museology made up of essays.
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