Art for the Nation

Exhibitions and the London Public, 1747-2001

Author: Brandon Taylor

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719054532

Category: Art exhibition audiences

Page: 314

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Art first became public in Britain through a series of interlocking relationships between national galleries, patrons, collections of art, and sections or classes of the population as a whole. This study concentrates on London, and analyzes the formation of the major national art institutions at its geographical and managerial centre.

Humanities in the Twenty-First Century

Beyond Utility and Markets

Author: Eleonora Belfiore,Anna Upchurch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137361352

Category: Art

Page: 256

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This collection of essays by scholars with expertise in a range of fields, cultural professionals and policy makers explores different ways in which the arts and humanities contribute to dealing with the challenges of contemporary society in ways that do not rely on simplistic and questionable notions of socio-economic impact as a proxy for value.

Uplifting the Colonial Philistine

Florence Phillips and the Making of the Johannesburg Art Gallery

Author: Jillian Carman

Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press


Category: Art

Page: 425

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Uplifting the Colonial Philistine is a thoroughly researched, fascinating account of the unusual circumstances in which early Johannesburg, then a budding mining town, came to have an art gallery with one of the most avant-garde collections in the world. It describes the larger-than-life characters who brought the Johannesburg Art Gallery to its grand launch in November 1910: Florence Phillips, wife of one of the Randlord patrons, and Hugh Lane, curator. Containing 100 color reproductions from the original catalogue, this book unravels the complex intertwining of personal and socio-political agendas that made up the fabric of the founding.

Contemporary Curating and Museum Education

Author: Carmen Mörsch,Angeli Sachs,Thomas Sieber

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839430801

Category: Art

Page: 316

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In the context of critical museology, museums are questioning their social role, defining the museum as a site for knowledge exchange and participation in creating links between past and present. Museum education has evolved as a practice in its own right, questioning, expanding and transforming exhibitions and institutions. How does museum work change if we conceive of curating and education as an integrated practice? This question is addressed by international contributors from different types of museums. For anyone interested in the future of museums, it offers insights into the diversity of positions and experiences of translating the »grand designs« of museology into practice.