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Museums and the Public Sphere

Museums and the Public Sphere (Hardback)

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Museums and the Public Sphere investigates the role of museums around the world as sites of democratic public space. * Explores the role of museums around the world as sites of public discourse and democracy * Examines the changing idea of the museum in relation to other public sites and spaces, including community cultural centers, public halls and the internet * Offers a sophisticated portrait of the public, and how it is realized, invoked, and understood in the museum context * Offers relevant case studies and discussions of how museums can engage with their publics' in more complex, productive ways

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesReference & ResearchMuseums & museology Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Publication Date: 01/10/2010 ISBN-13: 9781405173834  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jennifer Barrett is the Director of Museum Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia, and currently collaborates with the University of Hong Kong on a museum studies program to support developments in their museum sector. She is the editor, with Caroline Butler-Bowdon, of Debating the City: An Anthology (2001).

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