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Museum Meanings #4: Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Cultureby Eilean Hooper-greenhill
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Using a wide number of case studies Eilean Hooper-Greenhill uses a multi-disciplinary approach to analyzing museums. Drawing on material culture studies and art history she studies the collections and how they were collected; using cultural studies and sociology she examines the social and cultural role of museums today and in the past; applying deduction theory she addresses the production of knowledge though exhibitions; and finally touching on psychology she explores the experience of museum visitors.
Using a wide number of case studies, this study employs a multi-disciplinary approach to analyze objects and meaning in the museum. Focusing her attention on pedagogy and visual culture the author aims to provoke new thought and discussion on a subject of growing interest.
This study focuses on objects and meaning in the museum. How do museum visitors interpret the collections they see on display and how are these interpretations influenced by the pedagogic approach taken by the museum? This book analyzes the topic of meaning making in the post-modernist museum.
This is a multi-disciplinary study that adopts an innovative and original approach to a highly topical question, that of meaning-making in museums, focusing its attention on pedagogy and visual culture.
This work explores such questions as:
This stimulating book provokes debate and discussion on these topics and puts forward the idea of a new museum - the post-museum, which will challenge the familiar modernist museum. A must for students and professionals in the field.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 176-190) and index.
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