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Objects of Knowledge

Series: New Research in Museum Studies Volume: 1

Edited By: Susan Pearce

Athlone Press

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #96909 | ISBN: 0485900017
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About this book

Volume 1 in a series designed to act as a forum for the dissemination and discussion of new research currently being undertaken in the field of Museum Studies. The series aims to cover the whole museum field and to broadly address the history and operation of the museum as a cultural phenomenon. The papers published are of a high academic standard, and are also intended to relate directly to matters of immediate museum concern. The publication aims to fill a major gap in the present scope of museum-based literature. This volume is concerned with the ways in which meaning is created through museum objects, and the processes which this involves. The papers, however, adopt a wide diversity of stances, ranging widely across the field; some take a broadly theoretical line, and others examine specific areas like museum education and the relationship of museums to native peoples. The volume concludes with a Review Section, covering recent books, exhibitions and conferences.


Contents

Objects, belief and power in mid-Victorian England - the origins of the Victoria and Albert museum; the discursive object; in the lair of the monkey - notes towards a post-modernist museography; object lessons in the museum media; objects as meaning, or, narrating the past; methodological museology or, towards a theory of museum practice; cultural empowerment and museums - opening up anthropology through collaboration; knowing objects through an alternative learning system; review section.

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