Synopses & Reviews
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 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:
- How and why is it that museums select and arrange artefacts, shape knowledge, construct a view?
- How do museums produce values?
- How do active audiences make meaning from what they experience in museums?
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.