Object ID 000087
Object Name Exhibiting cultures
Object Desc Based on papers presented at a conference entitled 'Poetics and Politics of Representation,' held at the International Center of Smithsonian Institution, Sept. 26-28, 1988; sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and other institutions.
Collection Mark Shields Memorial Collection
Accession # 2017.01.258.115
General Category Printed Material
Source Category Gift
Accession Date MAY 30,2018
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status In Collection
Object Keywords Exhibits--Evaluation,Congress--Exhibits,Culture Diffusion,Museums--Educational aspects,Congresses--Exhibitions,
Title Exhibiting cultures
Sub-Title the poetics and politics of museum display
Series Karp, Ivan, Ed.
Description / Abstract Exhibiting Cultures probes the often politically charged relationships among aesthetics, contexts, and implicit assumptions that govern how art and artifacts are displayed and understood. The contributors—museum directors, curators, and scholars in art history, folklore, history, and anthropology—represent a variety of stances on the role of museums and their function as intermediaries between the makers of art or artifacts and the eventual viewers.
Physical Description x, 468 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Publisher Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, c1991.
Spine / Label 069.5 KAR