Museum Materialities

Objects, Engagements, Interpretations
Author: Sandra Dudley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136616543
Category: History
Page: 292
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This is an innovative interdisciplinary book about objects and people within museums and galleries. It addresses fundamental issues of human sensory, emotional and aesthetic experience of objects. The chapters explore ways and contexts in which things and people mutually interact, and raise questions about how objects carry meaning and feeling, the distinctions between objects and persons, particular qualities of the museum as context for person-object engagements, and the active and embodied role of the museum visitor. Museum Materialities is divided into three sections – Objects, Engagements and Interpretations – and includes a foreword by Susan Pearce and an afterword by Howard Morphy. It examines materiality and other perceptual and ontological qualities of objects themselves; embodied sensory and cognitive engagements – both personal and across a wider audience spread – with particular objects or object types in a museum or gallery setting; notions of aesthetics, affect and wellbeing in museum contexts; and creative and innovative artistic and museum practices that seek to illuminate or critique museum objects and interpretations. Phenomenological and other approaches to embodied experience in an emphatically material world are current in a number of academic areas, most particularly strands of material culture studies within anthropology and cognate disciplines. Thus far, however, there has been no concerted application of this kind of approach to museum collections and interactions with them by museum visitors, curators, artists and researchers. Bringing together essays by scholars and practitioners from a wide disciplinary and international base, Museum Materialities seeks to make just such a contribution. In so doing it makes a valuable and original addition to the literature of both material culture studies and museum studies.

The Handbook of Fashion Studies


Author: Sandy Black,Amy de la Haye,Joanne Entwistle,Regina Root,Agnès Rocamora,Helen Thomas
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472577434
Category: Design
Page: 656
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The Handbook of Fashion Studies identifies an innovative spectrum of thematic approaches, key strands and interdisciplinary concepts that continue to push forward the boundaries of fashion studies. The book is divided into seven sections: Fashion, Identity and Difference; Spaces of Fashion; Fashion and Materiality; Fashion, Agency and Policy; Science, Technology and New fashion; Fashion and Time and, Sustainable Fashion in a Globalised world. Each section consists of approximately four essays authored by established researchers in the field from the UK, USA, Netherlands, Sweden, Canada and Australia. The essays are written by international subject specialists who each engage with their section's theme in the light of their own discipline and provide clear case-studies to further knowledge on fashion. This consistency provides clarity and permits comparative analysis. The handbook will be essential reading for students of fashion as well as professionals in the industry.

Revealing Meanings through Multi-Sensory Experience

A Paradigm Shift in Exhibition Display Culture
Author: Margaret Choi Kwan Lam
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656566542
Category: Art
Page: 31
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Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Art - Miscellaneous, grade: Merit, Kingston University London (Kingston University London, in Partnership with the Design Museum, London, U.K.), course: MA Curating Contemporary Design, language: English, abstract: Displaying art objects in exhibition is not only an artistic expression in the heart of curating, but it is also an essential interface for curators to present stories and convey meanings. How to engage people beyond purely-visual-appeals is always a top-of-mind-question embedded in curators’ mind, and the discourse has become a major concern among pioneers in recent times. Over the decade, frontier exhibitioners were attempting to breakthrough from a purely vision-dominated museum culture. Some exhibition experiments were successful, and the movement has fundamentally changed the way curators think about exhibition-making, including the ultimate purpose of displaying objects. The paradigm shift actually rings the bells and requires contemporary curators to pay attention to. It is crucial to realize that the recent success was not only about the artistic sense of the artists, but it is also the revolutionary belief of the frontier curators that has made it happen. This essay aims to uncover the distinctive differences in the core beliefs of multi sensory approaches, in order to find out dynamic answers to new display strategies. Cases include: Partners (Haus DerHunst, Munich, 2003), Rain Room (Barbican Centre, London, 2010), and HeinerGoebbels-Stifter’s Dinge (Ambica P3, London, 2012).

The Thing about Museums

Objects and Experience, Representation and Contestation
Author: Sandra Dudley,Amy Jane Barnes,Jennifer Binnie,Julia Petrov,Jennifer Walklate
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113663424X
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Page: 416
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The Things about Museums constitutes a unique, highly diverse collection of essays unprecedented in existing books in either museum and heritage studies or material culture studies. Taking varied perspectives and presenting a range of case studies, the chapters all address objects in the context of museums, galleries and/or the heritage sector more broadly. Specifically, the book deals with how objects are constructed in museums, the ways in which visitors may directly experience those objects, how objects are utilised within particular representational strategies and forms, and the challenges and opportunities presented by using objects to communicate difficult and contested matters. Topics and approaches examined in the book are diverse, but include the objectification of natural history specimens and museum registers; materiality, immateriality, transience and absence; subject/object boundaries; sensory, phenomenological perspectives; the museumisation of objects and collections; and the dangers inherent in assuming that objects, interpretation and heritage are ‘good’ for us.

The Poetics of Conflict Experience

Materiality and Embodiment in Second World War Italy
Author: Sarah De Nardi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315308851
Category: History
Page: 210
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Seventy years after the end of the Second World War we still do not fully appreciate the intensity of the lived experience of people and communities involved in resistance movements and subjected to German occupation. Yet the enduring conjunction between individuals, things and place cannot be understated: from plaques on the wall to the beloved yellowing relics of private museums, materiality is paramount to any understanding of conflict experience and its poetics. This book reasserts the role of the senses, the imagination and emotion in the Italian war experience and its remembrance practices by tracing a cultural geography of the everyday material worlds of the conflict, and by digging deep into the multifaceted interweaving of place, person and conflict dynamics. Loneliness, displacement and paranoia were all emotional states shared by resistance activists and their civilian supporters. But what about the Fascists? And the Germans? In a civil war and occupation where shifting allegiances and betrayal were frequent, traditional binary codes of friend-foe cannot exist uncritically. This book incorporates these different actors’ perceptions, their competing and discordant materialities, and their shared – yet different – sense of loss and placelessness through witness accounts, storytelling and memoirs.

Religious Objects in Museums

Private Lives and Public Duties
Author: Crispin Paine
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 085785299X
Category: Art
Page: 192
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In the past, museums often changed the meaning of icons or statues of deities from sacred to aesthetic, or used them to declare the superiority of Western society, or simply as cultural and historical evidence. The last generation has seen faith groups demanding to control 'their' objects, and curators recognising that objects can only be understood within their original religious context. In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the role religion plays in museums, with major exhibitions highlighting the religious as well as the historical nature of objects. Using examples from all over the world, Religious Objects in Museums is the first book to examine how religious objects are transformed when they enter the museum, and how they affect curators and visitors. It examines the full range of meanings that religious objects may bear - as scientific specimen, sacred icon, work of art, or historical record. Showing how objects may be used to argue a point, tell a story or promote a cause, may be worshipped, ignored, or seen as dangerous or unlucky, this highly accessible book is an essential introduction to the subject.

Mosaic


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature
Page: N.A
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Найденыш


Author: Шарлотта Бронте
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457632563
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Поначалу это была просто увлекательная игра, в которую играли дети скромного сельского священника Патрика Бронте, сочиняющие захватывающую историю из жизни оловянных солдатиков...Имена Шарлотты, Эмили и Энн Бронте давно вошли в золотой фонд мировой литературы, и лишь трагическая ранняя гибель помешала их брату Брэнуэллу сравняться с сестрами. А плод детской игры превратился в шедевр раннего творчества Шарлотты Бронте, написанный в соавторстве с братом, – причудливую романтическую сказку для взрослых, предвосхитившую «литературные легенды» XX века...

Симулякры и симуляция


Author: Жан Бодрийяр
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 9998000327
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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"Симулякры и симуляции" - последняя работа выдающегося философа-постмодерниста, культуролога и социолога Жана Бодрийяра. Самая полная и доступная для восприятия книга подобной тематики, с которой можно начинать погружение в мир современной философии. Автор дает наиболее развернутые определения таким понятиям как, "гиперреальность" и "симулякры", давно уже вошедших в массовый обиход. Это произведение помогло множеству людей по всему миру взглянуть на нашу реальность с принципиально иной стороны, с позиции признания ее фиктивной, поддельной, "копией копии", иллюзорной субстанцией, а также вдохновила кинематографистов на создание культового фильма "Матрица".

Система вещей


Author: Жан Бодрийяр
Publisher:
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 218
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No Logo. Люди против брэндов


Author: Наоми Кляйн
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457671666
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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No logo – «евангелие антикорпоративного движения» (The New York Times), культовая книга которую называют новым «Капиталом», одновременно серьезное экономическое и культурологическое исследование, политический манифест, научная монография и увлекательное журналистское расследование, критикующее глобализацию, неолиберализм и современный экономический порядок, при котором мир, опутанный сетями глобальных брендов, лишен возможности свободного выбора и не может полноценно развиваться.Наоми Кляйн раскрывает истинные причины основных конфликтов современности и объясняет, почему некоторые известные и уважаемые компании становятся объектами открытой ненависти миллионов людей, которые выходят на улицы, пытаясь изменить мировой порядок и сделать его более справедливым.Книга состоит из четырех частей, отражающих различные аспекты современного мирового экономического порядка.Без пространства.Борьба за общественное сознание: как бренды внедряются в социальную сферу, колонизируют общественное пространство, приватизируют образование, науку и культуру, лишая общество возможности свободно развиваться.Без выбора.Глобальный мономультикультурализм: как транснациональные корпорации захватывают и монополизируют рынки, искусственно создавая мнимое многообразие альтернатив, последовательно ограничивают свободу выбора и пытаются «запрограммировать» нашу жизнь, внедряя в сознание потребителей ограниченный набор ценностей и стилей жизни в рамках раскручиваемых ими глобальных брэндов.Без работы.Как транснациональные корпорации в погоне за сверхприбылями забывают о социальной ответственности и гуманизме, возвращаясь к практике использования рабского труда.Без брендов.Возникновение и эволюция современного антикорпоративного движения: от иронического пародирования навязчивой рекламы до широкомасштабных кампаний протеста, охватывающих целые города и страны.

Touch in Museums

Policy and Practice in Object Handling
Author: Helen Chatterjee
Publisher: Berg Pub Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 299
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'Touch in Museums' presents a ground-breaking overview of object handling from both historical and scientific perspectives. It establishes a framework for understanding the role of object handling for learning, enjoyment, and health.

Rethinking Materiality

The Engagement of Mind with the Material World
Author: Chris Gosden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781902937304
Category: Material culture
Page: 280
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What is the relationship between mind and ideas on the one hand, and the material things of the world on the other? In recent years, researchers have rejected the old debate about the primacy of the mind or material, and have sought to establish more nuanced understandings of the ways humans interact with their material worlds. In this volume contributors debate the significance of key thresholds in the human past, including sedentism, domestication, and the emergence of social inequality and their impact on changing patterns of human cognition, symbolic expression, and technological innovation.

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology


Author: Jaan Valsiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199366225
Category: Psychology
Page: 1136
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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.

Object Stories

Artifacts and Archaeologists
Author: Steve Brown,Anne Clarke,Ursula Frederick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315423367
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
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Archaeologists are synonymous with artifacts. With artifacts we construct stories concerning past lives and livelihoods, yet we rarely write of deeply personal encounters or of the way the lives of objects and our lives become enmeshed. In this volume, 23 archaeologists each tell an intimate story of their experience and entanglement with an evocative artifact. Artifacts range from a New Britain obsidian tool to an abandoned Viking toy boat, the marble finger of a classical Greek statue and ordinary pottery fragments from Roman England and Polynesia. Other tales cover contemporary objects, including a toothpick, bell, door, and the blueprint for a 1970s motorcar. These creative stories are self-consciously personal; they derive from real world encounter viewed through the peculiarities and material intimacy of archaeological practice. This text can be used in undergraduate and graduate courses focused on archaeological interpretation and theory, as well as on material culture and story-telling.

Sculpture


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sculpture
Page: N.A
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Human Subjectivity and Confrontation with Materials in Japanese Art

Yoshihara Jirô and Early Years of the Gutai Art Association, 1947-1958
Author: Natsu Oyobe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Painting, Japanese
Page: 496
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Abstrakt, Real

Txomin Badiola, Lillian Ball, Alain Balzac ...
Author: Sabine Schaschl-Cooper,Museum Moderner Kunst (Austria)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art, Abstract
Page: 312
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Collections

A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Archives
Page: N.A
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Art South Africa


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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