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Textbook Spotlight - Interpreting Art in Museums and Galleries

In this pioneering book, Christopher Whitehead provides an overview and critique of art interpretation practices in museums and galleries. Find out more here...

Covering the philosophy and sociology of art, traditions in art history and art display, the psychology of the aesthetic experience and ideas about learning and communication, Interpreting Art in Museums and Galleries advances major theoretical frameworks for understanding interpretation from curators’ and visitors’ perspectives. Although not a manual, the book is deeply practical. It presents extensively researched European and North American case studies involving interviews with professionals engaged in significant cutting-edge interpretation projects. Finally, it sets out the ethical and political responsibilities of institutions and professionals engaged in art interpretation.

Thoroughly researched with immediately practical applications, this book will inform the practices of art curators and those studying the subject.

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  1. Interpreting Art in Museums and Galleries

    By Christopher Whitehead

    In this pioneering book, Christopher Whitehead provides an overview and critique of art interpretation practices in museums and galleries. Covering the philosophy and sociology of art, traditions in art history and art display, the psychology of the aesthetic experience and ideas about learning and...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge