The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics

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This text challenges our understanding of the modern museum. Suggesting that we view the public museum not just as a place of instruction but as a reformatory of manners which provides for a wide range of regulated social routines and performances, Tony Bennett places the museum at the centre of modern relations of culture and government. Juxtaposing the museum's development alongside that of the fair and the international exhibition and interpreting these as interacting technologies of progress, Bennett throws new light on ...

The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics 1995, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415053877

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