A Companion to Museum Studies
April 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Captures the multidisciplinary approaches to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society
- Collects first-rate original essays by leading figures from a range of disciplines and theoretical stances, including anthropology, art history, history, literature, sociology, cultural studies, and museum studies
- Examines the complexity of the museum from cultural, political, curatorial, historical and representational perspectives
- Covers traditional subjects, such as space, display, buildings, objects and collecting, and more contemporary challenges such as visiting, commerce, community and experimental exhibition forms.