Museums and the Public Sphere

Museums and the Public Sphere
Library Shelf Location 13a.BARR
Publication Date 2012
Description Museums and the Public Sphere investigates the role of museums around the world as sites of democratic public space. -Explores the role of museums around the world as sites of public discourse and democracy -Examines the changing idea of the museum in relation to other public sites and spaces, including community cultural centers, public halls and the internet -Offers a sophisticated portrait of the public, and how it is realized, invoked, and understood in the museum context -Offers relevant case studies and discussions of how museums can engage with their publics' in more complex, productive ways Table of Contents: ist of Images vii Introduction 1 1 The Public Sphere 15 2 Historical Discourses of the Museum 45 3 The Museum as Public Space 81 4 Audience, Community, and Public 118 5 The Museum as Public Intellectual 143 Conclusion 164 References 175 Acknowledgments 191 Index 193
ISBN 9781118274835
Quantity 1
Pages 206
Author Jennifer Barrett
Format Paperback
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Category Museum/Gallery Studies
Keywords Audiences, Interpretation
Language English

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