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Museums and their Communities

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Using case studies drawn from all areas of museum studies, Museums and their Communities explores the museums as a site of representation, identity and memory, and considers how it can influence its community. Focusing on the museum as an institution, and its social and cultural setting, Sheila Watson examines how museums use their roles as informers and educators to empower, or to ignore, communities. Looking at the current debates about the role of the museum, she considers contested values in museum functions and examines provision, power, ownership, responsibility, and institutional issues. This book is of great relevance for all disciplines as it explores and questions the role of the museum in modern society.

Author Biography

Sheila Watson is a lecturer in the Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester.
Release date NZ
July 26th, 2007
Contributor
Edited by Sheila Watson
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
592
Dimensions
174x246x33
ISBN-13
9780415402606
Product ID
2488789

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