The Museum in Transition

The Museum in Transition
Author : Hilde S. Hein
Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages : 220
Release : 2014-07-15
ISBN 10 : 9781588344106
ISBN 13 : 158834410X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Museum in Transition Book Description:

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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