By Lianne McTavish
Defining the trendy Museum is an engaging exploration of the museum as a cultural establishment. Emphasizing museums' courting to high schools, libraries, and govt organisations, this interdisciplinary examine demanding situations long-standing assumptions approximately museums – revealing their messy, doubtful origins, and belying the normal narrative in their academic objective having been corrupted by means of company goals.
Using theoretical versions and wide archival learn, Lianne McTavish examines the case of Canada's oldest carrying on with public museum, the recent Brunswick Museum in Saint John. concentrating on the interval among 1842 and the Fifties, McTavish addresses issues akin to the transnational trade of items among museums, efforts by way of ladies to say area in the association, the production of Carnegie libraries, and the emerging prestige of curators.
Shedding gentle on many themes of present curiosity, specifically the commodification and globalization of museums, this learn makes a full of life contribution to museum reports and cultural studies.
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Defining the Modern Museum: A Case Study of the Challenges of Exchange (Cultural Spaces) by Lianne McTavish