Exhibition Experiments - New Interventions in Art History (Paperback)
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Exhibition Experiments - New Interventions in Art History (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 17/04/2007
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Exhibition Experiments is a lively collection that considers experiments with museological form that challenge our understanding of - and experience with - museums. * Explores examples of museum experimentalism in light of cutting-edge museum theory * Draws on a range of global and topical examples, including museum experimentation, exhibitionary forms, the fate of conventional notions of 'object' and 'representation', and the impact of these changes * Brings together an international group of art historians, anthropologists, and sociologists to question traditional disciplinary boundaries * Considers the impact of technology on the museum space tackles a range of examples of experimentalism from many different countries, including Australia, Austria, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, Sweden, the UK and the US * Examines the changes and challenging new possibilities facing museum studies

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9781405130776
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 392 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


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"A challenging and fascinating book that theorizes exhibitions as media for encounter, enactment, experience, and the creation rather than the transmission of knowledge. It opens up a whole new way of thinking about the potential of galleries and museums. Essential reading." Eilean Hooper-Greenhill, University of Leicester "This scintillating collection offers the most original treatment yet of experiment as an appealing, provoking ideology that has pulled together diverse critical approaches in the study of modern culture. An absorbing read all the way through." George Marcus, University of California, Irvine "This book combines stimulating essays by established scholars who have pioneered research into exhibitionary practice, with exciting and innovative chapters by younger scholars. It will be of equal relevance to museum professionals and the audiences who participate in the museum experience." Howard Morphy, Australian National University

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