A Companion to Museum Studies

A Companion to Museum Studies

Editor(s): Sharon Macdonald

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405108393

Online ISBN: 9780470996836

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996836

About this Book

A Companion to Museum Studies captures the multidisciplinary approach to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society.

  • Collects first-rate original essays by leading figures from a range of disciplines and theoretical stances, including anthropology, art history, history, literature, sociology, cultural studies, and museum studies
  • Examines the complexity of the museum from cultural, political, curatorial, historical and representational perspectives
  • Covers traditional subjects, such as space, display, buildings, objects and collecting, and more contemporary challenges such as visiting, commerce, community and experimental exhibition forms

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Perspectives, Disciplines, Concepts

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  2. Part II: Histories, Heritage, Identities

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  3. Part III: Architecture, Space, Media

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  4. Part IV: Visitors, Learning, Interacting

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  5. Part V: Globalization, Profession, Practice

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  6. Part VI: Culture Wars, Transformations, Futures

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