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Defining the modern museum [Texte imprimé] : a case study of the challenges of exchange / Lianne McTavish

Type de document : LivresAuteur principal: McTavish, Lianne, 1967, Auteur Langue: anglais.Éditeur : Toronto, Buffalo, London : University of Toronto Press, cop. 2013Description : 1 vol. (XIII-221 p.) : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 978-1-442-64443-4; 1-442-64443-5.Collection : Cultural spaces, 1716-0618Résumé: Defining the Modern Museum is a fascinating exploration of the museum as a cultural institution. Emphasizing museums' relationship to schools, libraries, and government agencies, this interdisciplinary study challenges long-standing assumptions about museums - revealing their messy, uncertain origins, and belying the standard narrative of their educational purpose having been corrupted by corporate goals. Using theoretical models and extensive archival research, Lianne McTavish examines the case of Canada's oldest continuing public museum, the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John. Focusing on the period between 1842 and the 1950's, McTavish addresses topics such as the transnational exchange of objects between museums, efforts by women to claim space within the organization, the creation of Carnegie libraries, and the rising status of curators. Shedding light on many topics of current interest, especially the commodification and globalization of museums, this study makes a lively contribution to museum studies and cultural studiesSujet - Collectivité: New Brunswick Museum -- Case studies | Musée du Nouveau-Brunswick -- Études de cas | Musée du Nouveau Brunswick, Saint John, B.C Présentations de cas Sujet - Nom commun: Museums -- Case studies | Museum techniques -- Case studies | Musées -- Études de cas | Muséologie -- Études de cas | Musées, Présentations de cas | Muséologie, Présentations de cas Voir dans le SUDOC
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Defining the Modern Museum is a fascinating exploration of the museum as a cultural institution. Emphasizing museums' relationship to schools, libraries, and government agencies, this interdisciplinary study challenges long-standing assumptions about museums - revealing their messy, uncertain origins, and belying the standard narrative of their educational purpose having been corrupted by corporate goals. Using theoretical models and extensive archival research, Lianne McTavish examines the case of Canada's oldest continuing public museum, the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John. Focusing on the period between 1842 and the 1950's, McTavish addresses topics such as the transnational exchange of objects between museums, efforts by women to claim space within the organization, the creation of Carnegie libraries, and the rising status of curators. Shedding light on many topics of current interest, especially the commodification and globalization of museums, this study makes a lively contribution to museum studies and cultural studies

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