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Museums and the interpretation of visual culture, Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

Label
Museums and the interpretation of visual culture
Title
Museums and the interpretation of visual culture
Statement of responsibility
Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture focuses on objects and meaning in the museum. How do museum visitors interpret the collections they see on display, and how are these interpretations influenced by the pedagogic approach taken by the museum? Questions about the character of visual narratives, cultural difference and the construction of identities present the museum as part of cultural politics. A new museum idea - the post-museum - is about to transform the familiar modernist museum. Eilean Hooper-Greenhill explores specific objects and collections in detail: the founding collections at the National Portrait Gallery, London; Hinemihi, a Maori meeting house in Surrey; the Maori collections and the books of Makereti (Margaret Staples-Brown) and of Merton Russell-Cotes; and the Lakota Ghost Dance Shirt formerly in Glasgow Museums. The construction of meaning from material things is discussed in relation to individual interpretative processes and also to interpretative communities. Museum pedagogy is analysed, with a transmission approach to exhibition being linked to the modernist museum and a cultural and constructivist approach emerging in the post-museum. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
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Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Museum meanings
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  • Museums
  • Museums
  • Museum exhibits
  • Visual communication
  • Visual learning
  • Visual perception
  • Communication and culture
Label
Museums and the interpretation of visual culture, Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 176-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1.
  • Culture and meaning in the museum.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Picturing the ancestors and imag(in)ing the nation: the collections of the first decade of the National Portrait Gallery, London.
  • p. 23
  • 3.
  • Speaking for herself? Hinemihi and her discourses.
  • p. 49
  • 4.
  • Words and things: constructing narratives, constructing the self.
  • p. 76
  • 5.
  • Objects and interpretive processes.
  • p. 103
  • 6.
  • Exhibitions and interpretation: museum pedagogy and cultural change.
  • p. 124
  • 7.
  • rebirth of the museum.
  • p. 151
  • Notes.
  • p. 163
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 176
  • Index.
  • p. 191
Control code
ocm43953984
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 195 p.
Isbn
9780415086325
Lccn
00032182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Museums and the interpretation of visual culture, Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 176-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1.
  • Culture and meaning in the museum.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Picturing the ancestors and imag(in)ing the nation: the collections of the first decade of the National Portrait Gallery, London.
  • p. 23
  • 3.
  • Speaking for herself? Hinemihi and her discourses.
  • p. 49
  • 4.
  • Words and things: constructing narratives, constructing the self.
  • p. 76
  • 5.
  • Objects and interpretive processes.
  • p. 103
  • 6.
  • Exhibitions and interpretation: museum pedagogy and cultural change.
  • p. 124
  • 7.
  • rebirth of the museum.
  • p. 151
  • Notes.
  • p. 163
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 176
  • Index.
  • p. 191
Control code
ocm43953984
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 195 p.
Isbn
9780415086325
Lccn
00032182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
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