Museum and Gallery Studies: The Basics

1st Edition

Rhiannon Mason, Alistair Robinson, Emma Coffield

Routledge
Published December 1, 2017
Reference - 236 Pages
ISBN 9780415834551 - CAT# Y149283
Series: The Basics

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Summary

Museum and Gallery Studies: The Basics is an accessible guide for the student approaching Museum and Gallery Studies for the first time. Taking a global view, it covers the key ideas, approaches and contentious issues in the field. Balancing theory and practice, the book address important questions such as:

  • What are museums and galleries?
  • Who decides which kinds of objects are worthy of collection?
  • How are museums and galleries funded?
  • What ethical concerns do practitioners need to consider?
  • How is the field of Museum and Gallery Studies developing?

This user-friendly text is an essential read for anyone wishing to work within museums and galleries, or seeking to understand academic debates in the field.

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