The First Modern Museums of Art - The Birth of an Institution in 18th- and Early - 19th Century Europe (Hardback)
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The First Modern Museums of Art - The Birth of an Institution in 18th- and Early - 19th Century Europe (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 18/10/2012
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It is a comelling account of the origins of the world's most important museums. In the 18th and early 19th centuries the first modern, public museums of art appeared throughout Europe, setting a standard for the nature of such institutions that has made its influence felt to the present day. Although the emergence of these museums was an international development, their shared history has not been systematically explored until now. Taking up that project, this volume includes chapters on fifteen of the earliest major examples, from the Capitoline Museum in Rome, opened in 1734, to the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, opened in 1836. These essays consider a number of issues, such as the nature, display, and growth of the museums' collections and the role of the institutions in educating the public.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9781606061206
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 1332 g
Dimensions: 258 x 185 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[These] accounts of the individual museums give a comprehensive overview, providing a basis for understanding how the collective emergence of public art museums is indicative of the cultural, social, and political shifts that mark the transformation from the early-modern to the modern world."--Enfilade
"Exemplary."--Choice
"Leading academics and curators contribute chapters on 15 museums, from the Capitoline Museums in Rome to Munich's Alte Pinakothek. They provide detailed analysis of how collection, display and education were conceived at the time, as well as how the modern museum reflected the period's broad social changes."--Apollo

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