Object ID 000109
Object Name Poetic museum
Collection Mark Shields Memorial Collection
Accession # 2017.01.258.132
Alternate ID NF 069 SPA
General Category Printed Material
Source Category Gift
Accession Date JUN 5,2018
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Status In Collection
Object Keywords Museums--Philosophy.,Museums--Historiography.,
Title Poetic museum
Sub-Title reviving historic collections
Description / Abstract In the rush to modernise, some museums have replaced almost all their collections with interactive exhibits and computers while others have put everything they can on display, turning their museums into pastiche cabinets of curiosity. Julian Spalding maintains that both approaches devalue visiting museums and galleries. The frontiers of knowledge are no longer collectible as they were during the Enlightenment, when museums became a central way of understanding natural and human history. Using examples as varied as the Louvre in Paris, the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D. C., the State Museum of Political History in St. Petersburg, and the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore, Spalding illustrates how to use objects and artefacts to create profound and poetic insights into the past.
Physical Description 184 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Publisher Munich ; New York : Prestel, c2002.
Spine / Label 069 SPA