The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics by Tony BennettThe Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics by Tony Bennett

The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics

byTony BennettEditorTony Bennett

Paperback | May 26, 1995

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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 the relationship between modern forms of official and popular culture.

Using Foucaltian perspectivesThe Birth of the Museumexplores 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.

Title:The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.6 inPublished:May 26, 1995Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415053889

ISBN - 13:9780415053884

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