Museum Activism

Sandell, Richard and Janes, Robert R. and Forni, Silvia and Crooks, Julie and Fontaine, Dominique and Wajid, Sara and Minott, Rachel and Wood, Elizabeth and Vlachou, Maria. Museum Activism. New York, NY: Routledge.

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Abstract (English)

"Only a decade ago, the notion that museums, galleries and heritage organisations might engage in activist practice, with explicit intent to act upon inequalities, injustices and environmental crises, was met with scepticism and often derision. Seeking to purposefully bring about social change was viewed by many within and beyond the museum community as inappropriately political and antithetical to fundamental professional values. Today, although the idea remains controversial, the way we think about the roles and responsibilities of museums as knowledge based, social institutions is changing. Museum Activism examines the increasing significance of this activist trend in thinking and practice." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Sandell, Richard (Editor); Janes, Robert R. (Editor); Sandell, Richard (Author); Janes, Robert R. (Author); Forni, Silvia (Author); Crooks, Julie (Author); Fontaine, Dominique (Author); Wajid, Sara (Author); Minott, Rachel (Author); Wood, Elizabeth (Author); Vlachou, Maria (Author); [et alii]
Collation: 405 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780815369974
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: New York, NY: Routledge
Copyright Statement: Routledge
Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 15:40
Last Modified: 04 May 2019 17:44
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