Whose Muse

Whose Muse? A R T M us E U M S and T H E P U B L 1 C T R U S T With essays by James Cuno, Philippe de Montebello, Glenn D. Lowry, Neil MacGregor, John Walsh, and James N. Wood Whose Muse? EY E R S T B. R in.

Author: James Cuno

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691188683

Category: Art

Page: 208

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During the economic boom of the 1990s, art museums expanded dramatically in size, scope, and ambition. They came to be seen as new civic centers: on the one hand as places of entertainment, leisure, and commerce, on the other as socially therapeutic institutions. But museums were also criticized for everything from elitism to looting or illegally exporting works from other countries, to exhibiting works offensive to the public taste. Whose Muse? brings together five directors of leading American and British art museums who together offer a forward-looking alternative to such prevailing views. While their approaches differ, certain themes recur: As museums have become increasingly complex and costly to manage, and as government support has waned, the temptation is great to follow policies driven not by a mission but by the market. However, the directors concur that public trust can be upheld only if museums continue to see their core mission as building collections that reflect a nation's artistic legacy and providing informed and unfettered access to them. The book, based on a lecture series of the same title held in 2000-2001 by the Harvard Program for Art Museum Directors, also includes an introduction by Cuno and a fascinating--and surprisingly frank--roundtable discussion among the participating directors. A rare collection of sustained reflections by prominent museum directors on the current state of affairs in their profession, this book is without equal. It will be read widely not only by museum professionals, trustees, critics, and scholars, but also by the art-loving public itself.
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Whose Culture

He edited and co-wrote the book, Whose Muse? Art Museums and the Public Trust (2004). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and past president of the Association of Art Museum Directors. Derek Gillman is Executive ...

Author: James Cuno

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400833047

Category: Art

Page: 232

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The international controversy over who "owns" antiquities has pitted museums against archaeologists and source countries where ancient artifacts are found. In his book Who Owns Antiquity?, James Cuno argued that antiquities are the cultural property of humankind, not of the countries that lay exclusive claim to them. Now in Whose Culture?, Cuno assembles preeminent museum directors, curators, and scholars to explain for themselves what's at stake in this struggle--and why the museums' critics couldn't be more wrong. Source countries and archaeologists favor tough cultural property laws restricting the export of antiquities, have fought for the return of artifacts from museums worldwide, and claim the acquisition of undocumented antiquities encourages looting of archaeological sites. In Whose Culture?, leading figures from universities and museums in the United States and Britain argue that modern nation-states have at best a dubious connection with the ancient cultures they claim to represent, and that archaeology has been misused by nationalistic identity politics. They explain why exhibition is essential to responsible acquisitions, why our shared art heritage trumps nationalist agendas, why restrictive cultural property laws put antiquities at risk from unstable governments--and more. Defending the principles of art as the legacy of all humankind and museums as instruments of inquiry and tolerance, Whose Culture? brings reasoned argument to an issue that for too long has been distorted by politics and emotionalism. In addition to the editor, the contributors are Kwame Anthony Appiah, Sir John Boardman, Michael F. Brown, Derek Gillman, Neil MacGregor, John Henry Merryman, Philippe de Montebello, David I. Owen, and James C. Y. Watt.
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The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper

So doe our most of poets , whose Muse fies About for honour , catch poor butterflies . But thou , faire friend , not ranckt shall be ' mongst those That make a mountaine where a mole hill grows : Thou , whose sweet singing pen such ...

Author: Alexander Chalmers

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ISBN: SRLF:A0011576063

Category: English poetry

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The Correspondence of Washington Allston

An Address to the Great Georgiana Hail ! band celestial of this happy land , Whose genius soars beyond the reach of man ; Cease not to lend thy Heavenly - favour'd muse For “ Mercy's " grace ( which sure you can't refuse ) Nor let dark ...

Author: Washington Allston

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813117089

Category: Art

Page: 682

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This volume offers a fuller picture of Allston's life than any other biography yet published. It also contains descriptions of all his artistic productions and writings, and citations to all the books he owned. In the notes, his paintings and writings--which are vitally related--are for the first time collated.
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The Works of William Browne

So doe our most of poets , whose muse flies About for honour , catch poor butterflies . But thou , faire friend , not ranckt shall be ʼmongst those That make a mountaine where a mole - hill grows . Thou , whose sweet singing pen such ...

Author: William Browne

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ISBN: IND:30000115391132

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The Shamrock

... its laws and language , muse , whose outpourings were stifled in blood , was faint and its numerous colonists ... and intensity so as to defy the Christianity lived many poets whose muse was attuned to sacred power of the enemy .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081662417

Category: English literature

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The Evolution of Library and Museum Partnerships

John Walsh , " Pictures , Tears , Lights , and Seats , " in Whose Muse ? Art Museums and the Public Trust , ed . James Cuno ( Princeton , NJ : Princeton University Press , 2004 ) , 88 . Walsh quotes Philip Fisher . 44. Ibid . , 88 . 45.

Author: Juris Dilevko

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591580641

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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Libraries, museums, and the ways patrons use them have drastically changed in the past decades. Digitization projects, infotainment, and the Internet are redefining the library's and the museum's roles in the community. What are the implications for the future of these institutions? The authors examine, and set out an exciting vision of, a new library-museum hybrid. The juxtaposition of library collections and museum artefacts, they assert, has the potential to create authentic, interactive experiences, and can help establish a distinct, meaningful, and sustainable role for libraries. In the authors' words, libraries can then "reassert themselves as places devoted to contemplation, wonder, knowledge acquisition, and critical inquiry". Commercialization, edutainment, and the library as a learning community are just some of the fascinating topics addressed as the authors explore the future's terrain, and how libraries might situate themselves upon it.
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Works of John Taylor

... with a minde To thee whose Muse can men and monsters tame , deiected , with hands erected , with knees ge- Whose wit the vault of wisedome vndermines . nuflected , with a heart affected , and with a Whose poudered phrases with ...

Author: John Taylor

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924013126234

Category: English literature

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Hominescence

... the venomous spider Andromache, whose duty of remembrance keeps watch in the centre of her sticky web and whose memories retained at all costs forbid all life to young people and condemn them to death: a lethal tragedy, whose Muse, ...

Author: Michel Serres

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474247061

Category: Science

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According to Michel Serres, a process of 'hominescence' has taken place throughout human history. Hominescence can be described as a type of adolescence; humanity in a state of growing, a state of constant change, on the threshold of something unpredictable. We are destined never to be the same again but what does the future hold? In this innovative and passionately original work of philosophy, Serres describes the future of man as an adolescence, transitioning from childhood to adulthood, or luminescence, when a dark body becomes light. After considering the radical changes that humanity has experienced over the last fifty years, Serres analyzes the new relationship that man has with diverse concepts, like the dead, his own body, agriculture, and new communication networks. He alerts us to the consequences of these changes, particularly on the danger of growing inequalities between rich and poor countries. Should we rejoice in the future, ignore it, or even dread it? Unlike other philosophies that preach doom and gloom, Hominescence calls for us to anticipate the uncertain light of the future.
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