Exhibition Experiments

Exhibition Experiments

Editor(s): Sharon Macdonald, Paul Basu

Published Online: 7 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405130769

Online ISBN: 9780470696118

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696118

About this Book

Exhibition Experiments is a lively collection that considers experiments with museological form that challenge our understanding of - and experience with - museums.


  • Explores examples of museum experimentalism in light of cutting-edge museum theory
  • Draws on a range of global and topical examples, including museum experimentation, exhibitionary forms, the fate of conventional notions of 'object' and 'representation', and the impact of these changes
  • Brings together an international group of art historians, anthropologists, and sociologists to question traditional disciplinary boundaries
  • Considers the impact of technology on the museum space
    tackles a range of examples of experimentalism from many different countries, including Australia, Austria, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, Sweden, the UK and the US
  • Examines the changes and challenging new possibilities facing museum studies

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 7

      The Politics of Display: Ann-Sofisidén's Warte Mal!, Art History and Social Documentary (pages 154–174)

      Laura Bear, Clare Carolin, Griselda Pollock, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Clare Carolin and Cathy Haynes

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