Pearce, S. M. (1992). Museums, objects, and collection. Gran Bretaña: Leicester University Press.


List of plates
vi

List of figures
viii

Preface
x
1
Museums, Objects and Collections
1
2
Objects Inside and Outside Museums
15
3
Collecting: Body and Soul
36
4
Collecting: Shaping the World
68
5
Museums: the Intellectual Rationale
89
6
Making Museum Meanings
118
7
Meaning as Function
146
8
Meaning as Structure
166
9
Meaning in History
192
10
Objects in Action
210
11
Problems of Power
228
12
Projects and Prospects
256

Appendix: Models for object study
265

Bibliography
274

Index
288