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The Museum in Transition: A Philosophical Perspective

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by Hilde S. Hein
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The Museum in Transition: A Philosophical Perspective by Hilde S. Hein

During the past thirty years, museums of all kinds have tried to become more responsive to the interests of a diverse public. With exhibitions becoming people-centered, idea-oriented, and contextualized, the boundaries between museums and the "real" world are eroding. Setting the transition from object-centered to story-centered exhibitions in a philosophical framework, Hilde S. Hein contends that glorifying the museum experience at the expense of objects deflects the museum's educative, ethical, and aesthetic roles. Referring to institutions ranging from art museums to theme parks, she shows how deployment has replaced amassing as a goal and discusses how museums now actively shape and create values.

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Pages: 224
Size: 2.0 MB
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 9781588344106 (DRM-EPUB)

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