New perspectives for the research on museum history
Museum science, museum analysis, museum history, and museum theory – all this expanding terminology underscores the growing scholarly interest in museums. A recurring assertion is that as an institution, the museum has largely functioned as a venue for the formation of specifically national identities. This volume, by contrast, highlights the museum as a product of transnational processes of exchange, focusing on the period from 1750 to 1940.
A ground-breaking contribution to transnational art scholarship and museum history
Contribution to a better understanding of museum practice and its international framing
"This wide-ranging essay collection offers insights into the transnational museum as both monumental site and ‘spatial fiction’." Tom Stammers in: Journal of the History of Collections 10/2014