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Museums Matter - a book by Cuno, James

Museums Matter

In Praise of the Encyclopedic Museum

Museums Matter( )
Author: Cuno, James
Series title:The Rice University Campbell Lectures
ISBN:978-0-226-10091-3
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.00
Book Description:

The concept of an encyclopedic museum was born of the Enlightenment, a manifestation of society’s growing belief that the spread of knowledge and the promotion of intellectual inquiry were crucial to human development and the future of a rational society. But in recent years, museums have been under attack, with critics arguing that they are little more than relics and promoters of imperialism. Could it be that the encyclopedic museum has outlived its usefulness?...
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Pages:164
Detailed Subjects: Travel / Museums, Tours, Points Of Interest
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.484 Pounds

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