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Collecting the New

Collecting the New

Museums and Contemporary Art

Collecting the New( )
Editor: Altshuler, Bruce
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $28.95
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Collecting the New is the first book on the questions and challenges that museums face in acquiring and preserving contemporary art. Because such art has not yet withstood the test of time, it defies the traditional understanding of the art museum as an institution that collects and displays works of long-established aesthetic and historical value. By acquiring such art, museums gamble on the future. In addition, new technologies and alternative conceptions of the artwork...
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