1. Experiments in Exhibition, Ethnography, Art and Science.
Paul Basu and Sharon Macdonald.
2. Legibility and Affect: Museums as New Media.
3. The Labrynthine Aesthetic in Contemporary Museum Design.
4. Exhibition as Film.
5. Experimenting with Representation: Iconoclash! and Making Things Public.
Peter Weibel and Bruno Latour.
6. Walking on a Story Board, Performing Shared Incompetence. Exhibiting "Science" in the Public Realm.
Xperiment! - Bernd Kraeftner, Judith Kroell, and Isabel Warner.
7. From Capital to Enthusiasm: an Exhibitionary Practice.
Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska.
8. The Politics of Display. Ann-Sofi Sidén’s WARTE MAL!, Art History and Social Documentary.
A seminar with Laura Bear, Clare Carolin, Griselda Pollock and Ann-Sofi Sidén. Edited by Clare Carolin and Cathy Haynes.
9. From Exhibiting to Installing Ethnography: Experiments at the Museum of Anthropology of the University of Coimbra (Portugal) 1999-2005.
10. Raising Specters: Welcoming Hybrid Phantoms at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.
11. Exposing Expo: exhibition entrepreneurship and experimental reflexivity in late modernity.
Eilean Hooper-Greenhill, University of Leicester <!--end-->
“This scintillating collection offers the most original treatment yet of experiment as an appealing, provoking ideology that has pulled together diverse critical approaches in the study of modern culture. An absorbing read all the way through.”
George Marcus, University of California, Irvine
“This book combines stimulating essays by established scholars who have pioneered research into exhibitionary practice, with exciting and innovative chapters by younger scholars. It will be of equal relevance to museum professionals and the audiences who participate in the museum experience.”
Howard Morphy, Australian National University
- Explores examples of museum experimentalism in light of cutting-edge museum theory
- Draws on a range of global and topical examples, including museum experimentation, exhibitionary forms, the fate of conventional notions of ‘object’ and ‘representation’, and the impact of these changes
- Brings together an international group of art historians, anthropologists, and
sociologists to question traditional disciplinary boundaries
- Considers the impact of technology on the museum space
tackles a range of examples of experimentalism from many different countries, including Australia, Austria, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, Sweden, the UK and the US
- Examines the changes and challenging new possibilities facing museum studies