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New Directions in Museum Ethics by Janet Marstine,Alexander Bauer,Chelsea Haines

By Janet Marstine,Alexander Bauer,Chelsea Haines

This ebook considers key moral questions in museum coverage and perform, relatively these concerning problems with assortment and demonstrate. What does a set characterize within the twenty-first century museum? How does an engagement with immateriality problem museums’ idea of possession, and the way does that immateriality translate into the layout of exhibitions and museum area? Are museums nonetheless approximately safeguarding gadgets, and what does safeguarding suggest for various contributors and groups this day? How does the proposal of the museum as a performative area problem our perceptions of the object?

The scholarship represented during this quantity is a testomony to the variety and value of severe inquiry in museum ethics. jointly, the chapters withstand a legalistic interpretation, certain by means of codes and customary perform, to enhance an ethics discourse that's richly theorized, regularly altering and contingent on assorted exterior elements. members take inventory of leading edge learn to articulate a brand new museum ethics based at the ethical organisation of museums, the idea that museums have either the potential and the accountability to create social switch.

This publication is predicated on a unique factor of Museum administration and Curatorship.

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