In Praise of the Encyclopedic Museum
|Series title:||The Rice University Campbell Lectures|
|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?...