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Title:
Museum studies : an anthology of contexts
Author:
Carbonell, Bettina Messias.
ISBN:
9780631228257

9780631228301
Publication Information:
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
Physical Description:
xxxiii, 640 p. ; 26 cm.
Contents:
Presidential address to the Museums Association, Maidstone meeting, 1909 / Henry Balfour -- Picturing feminism, selling liberalism : the case of the disappearing Holbein / Jordanna Bailkin -- The architectural museum from world's fair to restoration village / Edward N. Kaufman -- Addresses on the occasion of the opening of the American Wing, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / Robert W. de Forest, Grosvenor Atterbury, Elihu Root -- Telling the story of America / Elizabeth Broun -- Some thoughts about national museums at the end of the century / Roger G. Kennedy -- The Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford / James Fenton -- Local museums / Sir William Henry Flower -- Memory, distortion, and history in the museum / Susan A. Crane -- Collecting ideas and artifacts : common problems of history museums and history texts / Thomas J. Schlereth -- Melodrama, pantomime or portrayal? Representing ourselves and the British past through exhibitions in history museums / Gaynor Kavanagh -- Reality as illusion, the historic houses that become museums / Monica Risnicoff de Gorgas -- Artifacts as expressions of society and culture : subversive genealogy and the value of history / Mark P. Leone and Barbara J. Little -- A sense of another world : history museums and cultural change / James Deetz -- Mining the museum : artists look at museums, museums look at themselves / Lisa G. Corrin -- Other icons : the museums / Le Corbusier -- The museum as an art patron / John Cotton Dana -- Aims and principles of the construction and management of museums of fine art / Benjamin Ives Gilman -- Museum / Georges Bataille -- Conclusion to The love of art / Pierre Bourdieu and Alain Darbel; with Dominique Schnapper --

Art and the future's past / Philip Fisher -- Museums without collections : museum philosophy in West Africa / Malcolm McLeod -- Cultural entrepreneurship in nineteenth-century Boston, part II : the classification and framing of American art / Paul DiMaggio -- Women at the Whitney, 1910-30 : feminism/sociology/aesthetics / Janet Wolff -- Zero gravity / Maurice Berger -- From The museum as muse : artists reflect: introduction / Kynaston McShine -- Exhibiting mestizaje : the poetics and experience of the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum / Karen Mary Davalos -- Resonance and wonder / Stephen Greenblatt -- Changing values in the art museum : Rrethinking communication and learning / Eilean Hooper-Greenhill -- Secrets of encounter / Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett.

Introduction: Museum/studies and the "eccentric space" of an anthology / Bettina Messias Carbonell -- From The museum age : foreword / Germain Bazin -- The museum : its classical etymology and renaissance genealogy / Paula Findlen -- The universal survey museum / Carol Duncan and Alan Wallach -- Brain of the earth's body : museums and the framing of modernity / Donald Preziosi -- The museum refuses to stand still / Kenneth Hudson -- The mirror and the tomb : Africa, museums, and memory / Françoise Lionnet -- Seeing through solidity : a feminist perspective on museums / Gaby Porter -- Museums of "human suffering" and the struggle for human rights / Terence M. Duffy -- At the Holocaust Museum / Alice Friman -- To the citizens of the United States of America / Charles Willson Peale -- Letter of 1863 to Mr. Thomas G. Cary / Louis Agassiz -- The development of ethnological museums / Robert Goldwater -- Museums of ethnology and their classification / Franz Boas -- The constitution of nature : taxonomy as politics in Jefferson, Peale, and Bartram / Christopher Looby -- "Magnificent intentions" : Washington, D.C., and American anthropology in 1846 / Curtis M. Hinsley, Jr. -- Ethnology : a science on display / Fabrice Grognet -- Ambiguous messages and ironic twists : Into the heart of Africa and The other museum / Enid Schildkrout -- Thinking and doing otherwise : anthropological theory in exhibitionary practice / Mary Bouquet -- Museum matters / Gyan Prakash -- What white publishers won't print / Zora Neale Hurston -- From On the museum of art : an address / J.C. Robinson -- Museums and the formation of national and cultural identities / Annie E. Coombes -- Fracturing the imperial mind / Eleanor Heartney --
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Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts provides acomprehensive interdisciplinary collection of approaches to museumsand their relation to history, culture, philosophy and theiradoring or combative publics. Brings together for the first time a wide array of texts thatmix contemporary analysis with historical documentation Includes five sections that highlight central themes in museumstudies: issue-oriented contexts in museology; states of "nature";the status of nations; history, memory and other locations; andarts, crafts and visitors Addresses the development of museums, the role of the museum insociety, and issues central to contemporary museum studies Opens with an introductory essay that situates museum studiesin a truly interdisciplinary context and includes an opening essayfor each section that guides the reader through the selections Includes a bibliography and list of resources devoted to museumstudies that makes the volume an authoritative guide on thesubject


Table of Contents

Bettina Messias CarbonellGermain BazinPaula FindlenCarol Duncan and Alan WallachDonald PreziosiKenneth HudsonFrancoise LionnetGaby PorterTerence M. DuffyAlice FrimanCharles Willson PealeLouis AgassizRobert GoldwaterFranz BoasChristopher LoobyCurtis M. Hinsley, Jr.Fabrice GrognetEnid SchildkroutMary BouquetGyan PrakashZora Neale HurstonJ. C. RobinsonAnnie E. CoombesEleanor HeartneyHenry BalfourJordanna BailkinEdward N. KaufmanRobert W. de Forest and Grosvenor Atterbury and Elihu RootElizabeth BrounRoger G. KennedyJames FentonSir William Henry FlowerSusan A. CraneThomas J. SchlerethGaynor KavanaghMonica Risnicoff de GorgasMark P. Leone and Barbara J. LittleJames DeetzLisa G. CorrinLe CorbusierJohn Cotton DanaBenjamin Ives GilmanGeorges BataillePierre Bourdieu and Alain Darbel and Dominique SchnapperPhilip FisherMalcolm McLeodPaul DiMaggioJanet WolffMaurice BergerKynaston McShineKaren Mary DavalosStephen GreenblattEilean Hooper-GreenhillBarbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Contents: Alternative Taxonomyp. x
Notes on Contributorsp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxviii
Introduction: Museum/Studies and the "Eccentric Space" of an Anthologyp. 1
Part I Museology: A Collection of Contexts
Introductionp. 15
1 From The Museum Age: Forewordp. 18
2 The Museum: Its Classical Etymology and Renaissance Genealogyp. 23
3 The Universal Survey Museump. 51
4 Brain of the Earth's Body: Museums and the Framing of Modernityp. 71
5 The Museum Refuses to Stand Stillp. 85
6 The Mirror and the Tomb: Africa, Museums, and Memoryp. 92
7 Seeing Through Solidity: A Feminist Perspective on Museumsp. 104
8 Museums of "Human Suffering" and the Struggle for Human Rightsp. 117
Meditation
9 At The Holocaust Museump. 123
Part II States of "Nature" in the Museum: Natural History, Anthropology, Ethnology
Introductionp. 125
10 To the Citizens of the United States of Americap. 129
11 Letter of 1863 to Mr. Thomas G. Caryp. 131
12 The Development of Ethnological Museumsp. 133
13 Museums of Ethnology and Their Classificationp. 139
14 The Constitution of Nature: Taxonomy as Politics in Jefferson, Peale, and Bartramp. 143
15 "Magnificent Intentions": Washington, D.C., and American Anthropology in 1846p. 159
16 Ethnology: A Science on Displayp. 175
17 Ambiguous Messages and Ironic Twists: Into the Heart of Africa and The Other Museump. 181
18 Thinking and Doing Otherwise: Anthropological Theory in Exhibitionary Practicep. 193
19 Museum Mattersp. 208
Meditation
20 What White Publishers Won't Printp. 216
Part III The Status of Nations and the Museum
Introductionp. 221
21 From On the Museum of Art: An Addressp. 225
22 Museums and the Formation of National and Cultural Identitiesp. 231
23 Fracturing the Imperial Mindp. 247
24 Presidential Address to the Museums Association, Maidstone Meeting, 1909p. 252
25 Picturing Feminism, Selling Liberalism: The Case of the Disappearing Holbeinp. 260
26 The Architectural Museum from World's Fair to Restoration Villagep. 273
27 Addresses on the Occasion of the Opening of the American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Yorkp. 290
28 Telling the Story of Americap. 296
29 Some Thoughts about National Museums at the End of the Centuryp. 302
Meditation
30 The Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxfordp. 307
Part IV Locating History in the Museum
Introductionp. 311
31 Local Museumsp. 315
32 Memory, Distortion, and History in the Museump. 318
33 Collecting Ideas and Artifacts: Common Problems of History Museums and History Textsp. 335
34 Melodrama, Pantomime or Portrayal? Representing Ourselves and the British Past through Exhibitions in History Museumsp. 348
35 Reality as Illusion, the Historic Houses that Become Museumsp. 356
36 Artifacts as Expressions of Society and Culture: Subversive Genealogy and the Value of Historyp. 362
37 A Sense of Another World: History Museums and Cultural Changep. 375
38 Mining the Museum: Artists Look at Museums, Museums Look at Themselvesp. 381
Meditation
39 Other Icons: The Museumsp. 403
Part V Arts, Crafts, Audiences
Introductionp. 409
40 The Museum as an Art Patronp. 414
41 Aims and Principles of the Construction and Management of Museums of Fine Artp. 419
42 Museump. 430
43 Conclusion to The Love of Artp. 431
44 Art and the Future's Pastp. 436
45 Museums Without Collections: Museum Philosophy in West Africap. 455
46 Cultural Entrepreneurship in Nineteenth-century Boston, Part II: The Classification and Framing of American Artp. 461
47 Women at the Whitney, 1910-30: Feminism/Sociology/Aestheticsp. 483
48 Zero Gravityp. 498
49 From The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect: Introductionp. 506
50 Exhibiting Mestizaje: The Poetics and Experience of the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museump. 521
51 Resonance and Wonderp. 541
52 Changing Values in the Art Museum: Rethinking Communication and Learningp. 556
Meditation
53 Secrets of Encounterp. 576
Selected Bibliographyp. 581
Indexp. 600