From Museum Critique to the Critical Museum by Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius,Piotr Piotrowski,Katarzyna

By Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius,Piotr Piotrowski,Katarzyna Murawska-mutheius

because the overdue 19th century, museums were brought up as instruments of imperialism and colonialism, as strongholds of patriarchalism, masculinism, homophobia and xenophobia, and accused either one of elitism and commercialism. yet, may possibly the museum take up and make the most of its critique, becoming a severe museum, into the location of resistance instead of ritual? This booklet appears on the ways that the museum might use its collections, its cultural authority, its auratic house and assets to offer voice to the underprivileged, and to take an lively half in modern and from time to time debatable matters. Drawing jointly either significant museum execs and teachers, it examines the theoretical notion of the severe museum, and makes use of case reviews of engaged artwork associations from assorted elements of the area. It reaches past the standard concentrate on western Europe, the USA, and ’the World’, together with voices from, in addition to approximately, japanese eu museums, that have hardly ever been mentioned in museum experiences books so far.

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