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New Museology

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."—MuseumNews

"A welcome addition to the library of Museology"—Art Monthly

"The New Museology is essential reading for all those seeking to understand the current debate in museum ideologies."—International Journal of Museum Management and Scholarship

Distribution by the University of Chicago Press only to customers in the USA and Canada. Customers elsewhere should visit the UK website of Reaktion Books.

238 pages

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History: General History

Music: General Music

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Table of Contents

Photographic Acknowledgements
Notes on the Editor and Contributors
Introduction - Peter Vergo
1. Museums, Artefacts, and Meanings - Charles Saumarez Smith
2. Objects of Knowledge: A Historical Perspective on Museums - Ludmilla Jordanova
3. The Reticent object - Peter Vergo
4. Theme Parks and Time Machines - Colin Sorensen
5. Education, Entertainment and Politics: Lessons from the Great International Exhibitions - Paul Greenhalgh
6. On Living in a New Country - Stephen Bann
7. The Quality of Visitors’ Experiences in Art Museums - Philip Wright
8. Museum Visiting as a Cultural Phenomenon - Nick Merriman
9. Museums and Cultural Property - Norman Palmer
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