2. Historical Discourses of the Museum

  1. Jennifer Barrett

Published Online: 3 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327922.ch2

Museums and the Public Sphere

Museums and the Public Sphere

How to Cite

Barrett, J. (2010) Historical Discourses of the Museum, in Museums and the Public Sphere, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327922.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405173834

Online ISBN: 9781444327922

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Keywords:

  • Historical Discourses of the Museum;
  • The Development of Museums;
  • these collectors were usually entirely selfish in their acquisition …;
  • “reception and proper display of works of art and archeology,”;
  • “perhaps the most complete realization of the universal survey idea in America”;
  • Museums and the Public Sphere;
  • Aesthetics, Vision, and the Public Sphere;
  • Art History and the Public Sphere;
  • “pass the salt, mind the pictures”;
  • “the project of modernity”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Development of Museums

  • Museums and the Public Sphere

  • Aesthetics, Vision, and the Public Sphere

  • Art History and the Public Sphere

  • Conclusion