Chapter 16. Civic Seeing

Museums and the Organization of Vision

  1. Sharon Macdonald
  1. Tony Bennett

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996836.ch16

A Companion to Museum Studies

A Companion to Museum Studies

How to Cite

Bennett, T. (2006) Civic Seeing, in A Companion to Museum Studies (ed S. Macdonald), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470996836.ch16

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:

  • museums;
  • civic seeing;
  • organization of vision;
  • public museums;
  • art museum

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Divided Seeing: Visual Competence and the Art Museum

  • Seeing and Enacting Nature's Civic Lessons

  • From Obstructed to Distracted Vision

  • Seeing Differences Differently