New perspectives for the research on museum history
The Museum Is Open
Towards a Transnational History of Museums 1750-1940
Ed. by Meyer, Andrea / Savoy, Benedicte
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- A ground-breaking contribution to transnational art scholarship and museum history
- Contribution to a better understanding of museum practice and its international framing
Aims and Scope
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.
- Approx. viii, 272 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Art; museum; museum history; artifacts
- Art historians, museologists, historians, cultural scholars, historians of science
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"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