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Museum Objects

Experiencing the Properties of Things

Edited by Sandra H. Dudley

Routledge – 2012 – 400 pages

Series: Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

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Description

Museum Objects provides a set of readings that together create a distinctive emphasis and perspective on the objects which lie at the heart of interpretive practice in museums, material culture studies and everyday life. This reader brings together classic and up to date texts on the nature and definition of the object itself, the senses and embodied experience of objects. No other volume brings together such perspectives in this way, and no other volume includes such a focus on the museum context.

Museum Objects incorporates both theorised and more practical readings from a range of international academic and contextual perspectives. The overall result is a definitive set of readings that offers a comprehensive understanding of objects and their place within the museum context.

Reviews

"Although aimed at students of museum studies, this excellent collection can serve equally well as an introduction to contemporary topics in material culture or any field concerned with objects and the way they affect us." - Fabio R. Gygi, SOAS, University of London

Contents

Introduction Materialising objects, experience and the museum 1. Objects and their properties 2. Experiencing objects 3. Contexts of experiencing objects 4. Object/person distinctions

Name: Museum Objects: Experiencing the Properties of Things (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Sandra H. Dudley. Museum Objects provides a set of readings that together create a distinctive emphasis and perspective on the objects which lie at the heart of interpretive practice in museums, material culture studies and everyday life. This reader brings together...
Categories: Museum Studies, Material Culture, Museum and Heritage Studies, Issues