New Museum Theory and Practice: An Introduction

New Museum Theory and Practice: An Introduction

Editor(s): Janet Marstine

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405105583

Online ISBN: 9780470776230

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776230

About this Book

New Museum Theory and Practice is an original collection of essays with a unique focus: the contested politics and ideologies of museum exhibition.


  • Contains 12 original essays that contribute to the field while creating a collective whole for course use.
  • Discusses theory through vivid examples and historical overviews.
  • Offers guidance on how to put theory into practice.
  • Covers a range of museums around the world: from art to history, anthropology to music, as well as historic houses, cultural centres, virtual sites, and commercial displays that use the conventions of the museum.
  • Authors come from the UK, Canada, the US, and Australia, and from a variety of fields that inform cultural studies.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Defining New Museum Theory - A: Surveys and Groundwork

  2. Part I: Defining New Museum Theory - B: Case Studies in Contemporary Practice

  3. Part II: Looking to the Future: Theory into Practice

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