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Debating the practices of museums, galleries, and festivals, Exhibiting Cultures probes the often politically charged relationships among aesthetics, contexts, and implicit assumptions that govern how art and artifacts are displayed and understood. The contributors—museum directors, curators, and scholars in art history, folklore, history, and anthropology—represent a variety of stances on the role of museums and their function as intermediaries between the makers of art or artifacts and the eventual viewers. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Offers information from the conference entitled "Poetics and politics of representation" on setting up museum displays
Offers information from the conference entitled "Poetics and politics of representation" on setting up museum displays
Explores national identity in twentieth-century France.
With the question, "What does it mean to show?", the author explores the agency of display in museums and tourist attractions. She looks at how objects are made to perform their meaning by being collected and how techniques of display, not just the things shown, convey a powerful message.
First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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