Museums and the interpretation of visual culture / Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

By: Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean.
ISBN: 0415086337.Edition: 1rst ed.Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000Description: xiv, 195 p.Series: Museum meanings: 4Summary: The museum and its role in cultural politics, the discourses upon which the ‘modernist museum’- a site of authority located in its architecture, its hierarchical organisation of expertise (in which the visitor is secondary), its exhibition design; its collection practices; and above all on a ‘transmission’ based organisation of knowledge- and identifies the emergence of the ‘post museum’ a construct based on mutuality enabled through ‘museums without walls’ forms of programming, visitor centred exhibition design, cultural and constructivist approach to knowledge manifest in exhibition, collections and learning policy and programmes. (Font: CRESC)
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The museum and its role in cultural politics, the discourses upon which the ‘modernist museum’- a site of authority located in its architecture, its hierarchical organisation of expertise (in which the visitor is secondary), its exhibition design; its collection practices; and above all on a ‘transmission’ based organisation of knowledge- and identifies the emergence of the ‘post museum’ a construct based on mutuality enabled through ‘museums without walls’ forms of programming, visitor centred exhibition design, cultural and constructivist approach to knowledge manifest in exhibition, collections and learning policy and programmes. (Font: CRESC)

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