The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics

The Birth of the Museum History Theory Politics In a series of richly detailed case studies from Britian Australia and North America Tony Bennett investigates how nineteenth and twentieth century museums fairs and exhibitions have organized thei

  • Title: The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics
  • Author: Tony Bennett
  • ISBN: 9780415053884
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a series of richly detailed case studies from Britian, Australia and North America, Tony Bennett investigates how nineteenth and twentieth century museums, fairs and exhibitions have organized their collections, and their visitors.Discussing the historical development of museums alongside that of the fair and the international exhibition, Bennett sheds new light upon tIn a series of richly detailed case studies from Britian, Australia and North America, Tony Bennett investigates how nineteenth and twentieth century museums, fairs and exhibitions have organized their collections, and their visitors.Discussing the historical development of museums alongside that of the fair and the international exhibition, Bennett sheds new light upon the relationship between modern forms of official and popular culture.Using Foucaltian perspectives The Birth of the Museum explores how the public museum should be understood not just as a place of instruction, but as a reformatory of manners in which a wide range of regulated social routines and performances take place.This invigorating study enriches and challenges the understanding of the museum, and places it at the centre of modern relations between culture and government For students of museum, cultural and sociology studies, this will be an asset to their reading list.

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    1. Bennett examines the power dynamics of museums, fairs and international exhibitions. In dialogue with Foucault, Bennett argues that public museums are not only places of education and knowledge, but of social reform. Yet, Bennett is interested in how the power dynamic of social reform operates and whether institutional intentions are successful. For instance, he finds that while the performance platform occupied a position of surveillance, it did not exert control over urban environments. Simila [...]

    2. Mais uma leitura da área da museologia. Tony Bennet apresenta-nos uma série de estudos de caso de vários museus e exposições à medida que fala sobre a história destes espaços públicos criados para todos como forma de combater os momentos que muitos homens passavam nos cafés a consumir álcool.Não é uma leitura que vai agradar a qualquer pessoa mas para quem está na área é interessante ver as ideias por detrás da criação dos museus em várias zonas do globo: livrosportodoladospo [...]

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