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Palace or Powerstation? Museums Today: ISAIAH BERLIN LECTURE

DUNCAN ROBINSON

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264355
eISBN:
9780191734052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about art museums in England delivered by the author at the 2007 Isaiah Berlin Lecture held at the British Academy. It comments on the role of museums as ... More


The Legislator and the Priest: Cosmopolitan Nationalism in Boston and New York

Peggy Levitt

in Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520286061
eISBN:
9780520961456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286061.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter examines how the global in relation to the national is showcased in Boston and New York museums. More specifically, it considers how the Brooklyn Museum in New York City and the Museum ... More


Touring the Sex Museum

Jennifer Tyburczy

in Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226315102
eISBN:
9780226315386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315386.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter four examines sex museum tourism as an otherwise unacknowledged form of sex tourism that confirms the ever-growing reach of the sexual marketplace as an economy that seizes on local, ... More


Transformative Beauty: Art Museums in Industrial Britain

Amy Woodson-Boulton

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778046
eISBN:
9780804780537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778046.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Why did British industrial cities build art museums? By exploring the histories of the municipal art museums in Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester, this book examines the underlying logic of the ... More


Common Creativities

Kaira M. Cabañas

in Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556284
eISBN:
9780226556314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556314.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

The understanding of a shared source of creativity among the sane and insane came to the fore with the exhibition and collection of patients’ work in both France and Brazil in the 1940s. The visual ... More


The destruction of art

Jared Pappas-Kelley

in Solvent Form: Art and destruction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129246
eISBN:
9781526141927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129246.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Chapter one surveys examples from news articles, books, and exhibitions that take the destruction of art as their starting point, and attempts to gather these approaches and accounts as a framework ... More


A New Narrative: From Experience to Appreciation

in Transformative Beauty: Art Museums in Industrial Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778046
eISBN:
9780804780537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778046.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines how new ideas in the early twentieth century gradually transformed the museums, as a new generation of directors and city councils reconceived of the collections as primarily ... More


Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage Under Vichy

Elizabeth Karlsgodt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770187
eISBN:
9780804777827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770187.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book explores the fate of art and cultural heritage during the Nazi occupation of France. The French cultural patrimony was a crucial locus of power struggles between German and French leaders ... More


Introduction

Neil Brodie, Morag M. Kersel, and Kathryn Walker Tubb

in Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and the Antiquities Trade

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029726
eISBN:
9780813039145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029726.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

Some of the issues raised by the antiquities trade were discussed in June 2003 at two sessions convened at the Fifth World Archaeological Congress (WAC) in Washington, D.C. Most of the contributions ... More


Arabia and the East: How Singapore and Doha Display the Nation and the World

Peggy Levitt

in Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520286061
eISBN:
9780520961456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286061.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter examines how Singapore and Doha display the nation and the world through museums. New museums are on the drawing board in Doha as part of a strategic master plan to use cultural ... More


Ruskin, Ruskinians, and City Art Galleries

in Transformative Beauty: Art Museums in Industrial Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778046
eISBN:
9780804780537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778046.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the men who tried to put John Ruskin's ideas into practice to bring art to Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester. The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery would be significantly ... More


Collecting for Art as Experience, or Why Millais Trumps Rembrandt

in Transformative Beauty: Art Museums in Industrial Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778046
eISBN:
9780804780537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778046.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the contested development of the museums' art collections, showing that the museums of Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester collected art with the understanding that they were ... More


Teaching Through Art: Beauty, Truth, and Story

in Transformative Beauty: Art Museums in Industrial Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778046
eISBN:
9780804780537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778046.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes how the municipal art museums in Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester continued the idea of art as providing a means of engaging with subject, story, and morality through ... More


Remixing: Tracing the Limitations of Art History in Los Angeles

Karen Mary Davalos

in Chicana/o Remix: Art and Errata Since the Sixties

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479877966
eISBN:
9781479825165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877966.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter remixes the exhibition record in Los Angeles and documents new information about Chicana/o art exhibitions in mainstream museums. Looking at an exhibition long forgotten, most likely ... More


The Public House Versus the Public Home: The Debate over Sunday Opening

in Transformative Beauty: Art Museums in Industrial Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778046
eISBN:
9780804780537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778046.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter addresses the question of whether art could draw people out of the pub, and whether the working classes needed a government-supported alternative to their own homes for rest and ... More


The U.S. Legal Response to the Protection of the World Cultural Heritage

Neil Brodie, Morag M. Kersel, and Kathryn Walker Tubb

in Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and the Antiquities Trade

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029726
eISBN:
9780813039145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029726.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter provides an historical account of the negotiations that preceded the 1983 implementation of the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention ... More


In the Shadow of Egyptology: Islamic Art and Archaeology to 1952

Donald Malcolm Reid

in Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on cultural and political aspects of Egypt's Comité de conservation des monuments de l'art arabe, Museum of Arab Art, and Department of Islamic Archaeology at the Egyptian (now ... More


How Gendai Bijutsu Stole the “Museum”: An Institutional Observation of the Vanguard 1960s

Reiko Tomii

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the institutionalization of the avant-garde (zen’ei) as gendai bijutsu, or contemporary art, and specifically its ascent in the museum in the vanguard 1960s. During the vanguard ... More


Introduction: Recovering Victorian Ideas About Art, Beauty, and Society

in Transformative Beauty: Art Museums in Industrial Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778046
eISBN:
9780804780537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778046.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book investigates the complex link between a period's governing aesthetics and its public use of art. It argues that the art museums of Liverpool, Manchester, and Birmingham were part of a broad ... More


Rise and Fall of the Post-Photographic Museum: Technology and the Transformation of Art

Peter Walsh

in Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage: A Critical Discourse

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033534
eISBN:
9780262269742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033534.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the history of the development of technology as a cultural practice—particularly photography, art, and the modern art museum—in the nineteenth century to show a parallel ... More


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