Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge by Eileen Hooper GreenhillMuseums and the Shaping of Knowledge by Eileen Hooper Greenhill

Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge

byEileen Hooper GreenhillEditorEileen Hooper Greenhill

Paperback | March 13, 1992

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Museums have been active in shaping knowledge over the last six hundred years. Yet what is their function within today's society? At the present time, when funding is becoming increasingly scarce, difficult questions are being asked about the justification of museums.Museums and the Shaping of Knowledgepresents a critical survey of major changes in current assumptions about the nature of museums. Through the examination of case studies, Eilean Hooper-Greenhill reveals a variety of different roles for museums in the production and shaping of knowledge. Today, museums are once again organising their spaces and collections to present themselves as environments for experimental and self-directed learning.

Title:Museums and the Shaping of KnowledgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 13, 1992Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415070317

ISBN - 13:9780415070317