Museums and the Public Sphere
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell: 1 edition (19 April 2012)
By: Jennifer Barrett (Author)
- Explores the role of museums around the world as sites of public discourse and democracy
- Examines the changing idea of the museum in relation to other public sites and spaces, including community cultural centers, public halls and the internet
- Offers a sophisticated portrait of the public, and how it is realized, invoked, and understood in the museum context
- Offers relevant case studies and discussions of how museums can engage with their publics′: in more complex, productive ways