Conn, Steven, Do museums still need objects? , c2010
- Do museums still need objects? / Steven Conn.
- Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2010.
- Physical Description:
- 262 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Reference LibraryAM11 .C63 2010 (LC)Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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- Includes bibliographical references (p. -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.
- 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.
- 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.