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The Labyrinthine Aesthetic in Contemporary Museum Design

Basu, P; (2007) The Labyrinthine Aesthetic in Contemporary Museum Design. In: Macdonald, S and Basu, P, (eds.) Exhibition Experiments. (pp. 47-70). Blackwell: Oxford, UK.

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Abstract

Book description: Exhibition Experiments is a lively collection that considers experiments with museological form that challenge our understanding of - and experience with - museums. * Explores examples of museum experimentalism in light of cutting-edge museum theory * Draws on a range of global and topical examples, including museum experimentation, exhibitionary forms, the fate of conventional notions of 'object' and 'representation', and the impact of these changes * Brings together an international group of art historians, anthropologists, and sociologists to question traditional disciplinary boundaries * Considers the impact of technology on the museum space tackles a range of examples of experimentalism from many different countries, including Australia, Austria, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, Sweden, the UK and the US * Examines the changes and challenging new possibilities facing museum studies.

Type: Book chapter
Title: The Labyrinthine Aesthetic in Contemporary Museum Design
ISBN-13: 9781405130769
Publisher version: http://bookshop.blackwell.co.uk/jsp/id/Exhibition_...
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/52821
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