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A Companion to Museum Studies

Edited by: Sharon Macdonald
eISBN: 9781405108393
Print publication date: 2006

Subject Museum Studies

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405108393.2006.x

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A Companion to Museum Studies

A Companion to Museum Studies captures a fresh, multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society. Expanding museum studies and presenting a wide range of theoretical perspectives, the volume brings together authoritative original essays by leading figures from disciplines including anthropology, art history, history, literature, sociology, and cultural studies, as well as museum studies.

The Companion examines the complexity of the museum from cultural, political governance, curatorial, historical, and representational perspectives. From traditional subjects, including space, display, buildings, and collecting, to more contemporary challenges and concerns, such as visiting, commerce, community, and experimental exhibition forms, this Companion proves itself an indispensable reference for art historians, museum curators, and art and culture lovers.

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Macdonald, Sharon (ed). A Companion to Museum Studies. Blackwell Publishing, 2006. Blackwell Reference Online. 27 May 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405108393_9781405108393>

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