Carbonell, B.M.(ed.).(2004). Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts. Oxford, Blackwell.


Contents


Contents: Alternative Taxonomy
X

Notes on Contributors
XV

Acknowledgments
XXVIII

Introduction: Museum/Studies and the xv Eccentric Space" of an Anthology
Bettina Messias Carbonell
1
Part I
Museology: A Collection of Contexts


Introduction
15
1
From The Museum Age: Foreword
Germain Bazin
18
2
The Museum: Its Classical Etymology and Renaissance Genealogy
Paula Findlen
23
3
The Universal Survey Museum
Carol Duncan and Alan Wallach
51
4
Brain of the Earth's Body: Museums and the Framing of Modernity
Donald Preziosi
71
5
The Museum Refuses to Stand Still
Kenneth Hudson
85
6
The Mirror and the Tomb: Africa, Museums, and Memory
Prancoise Lionnet
92
7
Seeing Through Solidity: A Feminist Perspective on Museum
Gaby Porter
104
8
Museums of "Human Suffering" and the Struggle for Human Rights
Terence M. Duffy
117

Meditation

9
At The Holocaust Museum
Alice Friman
123
Part II
States of "Nature" in the Museum: Natural History, Anthropology, Ethnology.


Introduction
125
10
To the Citizens of the United States of America
Charles Wilkon Feale
129
11
Letter of 1863 to Mr. Thomas G. Cary
Louis Agassiz
131
12
The Development of Ethnological Museums
Robert Goldwater
133
13
Museums of Ethnology and Their Classification
Franz Boas
139
14
The Constitution of Nature: Taxonomy as Politics in Jefferson, Peale, and Bartram
Christopher Looby
143
15
“Magnificent Intentions'': Washington, D.C., and American Anthropology in 1846
Curtis M. Hinsley, Jr.
159
16
Ethnology: A Science on Display     
Fabrice Grognet
175
17
Ambiguous Messages and Ironic Twists: Into the Heart of Africa and The Other Museum
Enid Schildkrout
181
18
Thinking and Doing Otherwise: Anthropological Theory in Exhibitionary Practice
Mary Bouquet
193
19
Museum Matters
Gyan Prakash Meditation
208
20
What White Publishers Won't Print
Zora Neale Hurston
216
Part III
The Status of Nations and the Museum 


Introduction
221
21
From On the Museum of Art: An Address
J. C. Robinson
225
22
Museums and the Formation of National and Cultural Identities
Annie E. Coombes
231
23
Fracturing the Imperial Mind
Eleanor Heartney
247
24
Presidential Address to the Museums Association, Maidstone Meeting, 1909
Henry Balfour
252
25
Picturing Feminism, Selling Liberalism: The Case of the Disappearing Holbein
Jordanna Baitkin
260
26
The Architectural Museum from World's Fair to Restoration Village
Edward N. Kaufman
273
27
Addresses on the Occasion of the Opening of the American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Robert W. de Forest, Grosvenor Atterbury, Elihu Root
290
28
Telling the Story of America
Elizabeth Broun
296
29
Some Thoughts about National Museums at the End of the Century
Roger G. Kennedy Meditation
302

Meditation

30
The Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford
James Fenton
307
Part IV
Locating History in the Museum


Introduction
311
31
Local Museums
Sir William Henry Flower
315
32
Memory, Distortion, and History in the Museum
Susan A. Crane
318
33
Collecting Ideas and Artifacts: Common Problems of History Museums and History Texts
Thomas J. Schlereth
335
34
Melodrama, Pantomime or Portrayal? Representing Ourselves and the British Past through Exhibitions in History Museums
Gaynor Kavanagh
348
35
Reality as Illusion, the Historic Houses that Become Museums
Monica Kisnicoffde Gorgas
356
36
Artifacts as Expressions of Society and Culture: Subversive Genealogy and the Value of History
Mark P. Leone and Barbara J. Little
362
37
A Sense of Another World: History Museums and Cultural Change
James Deetz
375
38
Mining the Museum: Artists Look at Museums, Museums Look at Themselve
Lisa G, Corrin Meditation
332
39
Other Icons: The Museums
Le Corbusier
403
Part V
Arts, Crafts, Audiences


Introduction
409
40
The Museum as an Art Patron
John Cotton Dana
414
41
Aims and Principles of the Construction and Management of Museums of Fine Art
Benjamin Ives Gilman
419
42
Museum
Georges Bataille
430
43
Conclusion to The Love of Art
Pierre Bourdieu and Alain Darbel, with Dominique Schnapper
431
44
Art and the Future's Past
Philip Fisher
436
45
Museums Without Collections: Museum Philosophy in West Africa
Malcolm McLeod
455
46
Cultural Entrepreneurship in Nineteenth-century Boston, Part II: The Classification and Framing of American Art
Paul DiMaggio
461
47
Women at the Whitney, 1910-30: Feminism/Sociology/Aesthetics
Janet Wolff
483
48
Zero Gravity
Maurice Berger
498
49
From The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect: Introduction
Kynaston McShine
506
50
Exhibiting Mestizaje: The Poetics and Experience of the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum
Karen Mary Davalos
521
51
Resonance and Wonder
Stephen Grccnblatt
541
52
Changing Values in the Art Museum: Rethinking Communication and Learning
Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
556

Meditation


Secrets of Encounter
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
576

Selected Bibliography
581

Index
600