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Creator:
Conn, Steven.
Title(s):

Do museums still need objects? / Steven Conn.

Published/Created:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2010.
Physical Description:
262 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Holdings:
Reference Library
AM11 .C63 2010 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-255) and index.
Conn ranges across a wide variety of museum types--from art and anthropology to science and commercial museums--asking questions about the relationship between museums and knowledge, about the connection between culture and politics, about the role of museums in representing non-Western societies, and about public institutions and the changing nature of their constituencies.
Subject Terms:
Art objects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Cultural property -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Museum exhibits -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Museums -- Collection management -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Museums -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Museums -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Museums -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
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  • Introduction: Thinking about museums
  • Do museums still need objects?
  • Whose objects? Whose culture? The contexts of repatriation
  • Where is the East?
  • Where have all the grown-ups gone?
  • The birth and the death of a museum
  • Museums, public space, and civic identity.