A Companion to Museum Studies

A Companion to Museum Studies

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  • Format: Paperback | 590 pages
  • Dimensions: 180 x 249 x 28mm | 1,126g
  • Publication date: 16 Aug 2010
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: 1. Auflage
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • ISBN10: 1444334050
  • ISBN13: 9781444334050
  • Bestsellers rank: 184,881

A Companion to Museum Studies captures the multidisciplinary approach to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society. * Collects first-rate original essays by leading figures from a range of disciplines and theoretical stances, including anthropology, art history, history, literature, sociology, cultural studies, and museum studies * Examines the complexity of the museum from cultural, political, curatorial, historical and representational perspectives * Covers traditional subjects, such as space, display, buildings, objects and collecting, and more contemporary challenges such as visiting, commerce, community and experimental exhibition forms