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Museums and the Public Sphere

Museums and the Public Sphere by Jennifer Barrett
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“An elegant application of Habermas’ theory of the public sphere to museums, this book adds greatly to our understanding of the nature of public museums. The focus on the importance of spaciality and vision in the history of museums and public spaces is particularly enlightening.”   Andrea Witcomb, Deakin University

“Barrett tackles head on the assumption that the museum is a public institution. She artfully unravels the many publics of contemporary museum talk  – public space, public culture, public intellectual, public sphere. At last museum scholars and practitioners have a book that gives these terms historical specificity and theoretical precision. Museums and the public sphere is must read for any one who believes in museums, their relevance and their future.” Jane M. Jacobs, University of Edinburgh

Wiley; June 2011
208 pages; ISBN 9781444351613
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Title: Museums and the Public Sphere
Author: Jennifer Barrett
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