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Dream Spaces: Memory and the Museum

By: Gaynor Kavanagh

200 pages, B/w illus

Leicester University Press

Paperback | Apr 2000 | #139754 | ISBN: 0718502280
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NHBS Price: £37.99 $48/€45 approx

About this book

Explores the non-rational, affective and reflective experience of encountering ourselves within the museum, drawing on research in behavioural gerontology, applied psychology, counselling and nursing, and historiography.


Contents

Dream spaces, memories and museums; what is memory?; remembering and forgetting; memory and life stages; memory in late life; remembering and the society of others; the art of listening; oral history and museums; recording memories; working with testimony; dynamics of interviewing; collections of objects, or memories?; collecting memories and objects; reminiscence and the older adult; working with reminiscence; bearing witness; memories, dream spaces and the visit; dreaming the rational; memory spaces, dreams and museums.

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