'In the last decade, museums all around the world have been reinventing themselves. They are now much more than scholarly, cultural archives. A remit to reach out to a broader public, the increasing politicisation of the ownership and curation of objects, the architectural expectations of new buildings, the requirements of the "event exhibit"all have changed the way any new museum is built, operates and serves its public purpose. Museums now reflect global economics and local politics. New museums now shape our public culture. Illustrated with a very wide range of museums and museum spaces - from MOMA in New York to the reconstruction of Ground Zero, from the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC to the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, from the planned renewal of the Crystal Palace site in London to the Sendai Mediatheque in Japan - the book reveals how the new museum is evolving as a cross-disciplinary, self-consciously political, and often avowedly self-reflexive institution.' (back cover)
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Onsite

author

Kylie MESSAGE

Location code REF.MEK2
Language

English

Keywords

museum studies

Publication/Creation date

2006

No of pages

241

ISBN / ISSN

9781845204549

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
Introduction: Shifting Organizations, Knowledges and Effects
1 Theorizing New Museums, Language and Politics
2 The Shock of the New: Unity and the Modern Museum
3 History in the Making: Spectacles of Empire, Currencies of Newness, Consumption and Citizenship
Culture in the Making: Public Spheres and Political Urgency
Contested Sites of Identity and the Cult of the New
Diversity and Changing Models: From New Museum to Cultural Centre
Conclusion: Cultural Reconstruction
New Museums and the Making of Culture
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New Museums and the Making of Culture

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