Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780948462030 Published June 1997 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
E-book $18.50 to $23.50 ISBN: 9781861896704 Published June 1997

New Museology

Peter Vergo

New Museology
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Peter Vergo

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238 pages
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780948462030 Published June 1997 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
E-book $18.50 to $23.50 ISBN: 9781861896704 Published June 1997
With essays by Charles Saumarez Smith, Ludmilla Jordanova, Paul Greenhalgh, Colin Sorensen, Nick Merriman, Stephen Bann, Philip Wright, Norman Palmer and Peter Vergo.

"A lively and controversial symposium ... thought-provoking"—The Sunday Times (Paperbacks of the Year, 1989)

"The essays are all distinguished by their topicality and lucidity."—Museum News

"A welcome addition to the library of Museology"—Art Monthly

"The New Museology is essential reading for all those seeking to understand the current debate in museum ideologies."—International Journal of Museum Management and Scholarship
Contents
Photographic Acknowledgements
Notes on the Editor and Contributors
Introduction - Peter Vergo
1. Museums, Artefacts, and Meanings - Charles Saumarez Smith
2. Objects of Knowledge: A Historical Perspective on Museums - Ludmilla Jordanova
3. The Reticent object - Peter Vergo
4. Theme Parks and Time Machines - Colin Sorensen
5. Education, Entertainment and Politics: Lessons from the Great International Exhibitions - Paul Greenhalgh
6. On Living in a New Country - Stephen Bann
7. The Quality of Visitors' Experiences in Art Museums - Philip Wright
8. Museum Visiting as a Cultural Phenomenon - Nick Merriman
9. Museums and Cultural Property - Norman Palmer
References
Select Bibliography
Index
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