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Exhibiting cultures
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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

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General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Gift

Accession Date MAY 30,2018


Location NF

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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.


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ISBN 1560980214



Publisher Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, c1991.

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Spine / Label 069.5 KAR