Chapter 1. Expanding Museum Studies

An Introduction

  1. Sharon Macdonald
  1. Sharon Macdonald

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996836.ch1

A Companion to Museum Studies

A Companion to Museum Studies

How to Cite

Macdonald, S. (2006) Expanding Museum Studies, in A Companion to Museum Studies (ed S. Macdonald), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470996836.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405108393

Online ISBN: 9780470996836

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Keywords:

  • museum studies;
  • museology;
  • museum practice;
  • museological function;
  • education

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The New Museology

  • Representational Critique

  • Identity Politics

  • The Museum Phenomenon

  • Expanding Museum Studies

  • Expansion and Specificity

  • The Plural Public

  • Policy, Practice, and Provocation

  • The Encyclopedic Struggle

  • The Compass of the Companion