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Religion in Museums
By Crispin Paine (editor), Gretchen Buggeln (editor) and S. Brent Plate (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Publication date April 6, 2017
Pages 288
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781474255523
ISBN-10 1474255523
Dimensions 0 by 6.14 by 9.21 in.
Original list price $112.00
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Bringing together scholars and practitioners from North America, Europe, Russia, and Australia, this pioneering volume provides a global survey of how museums address religion and charts a course for future research and interpretation. Contributors from a variety of disciplines and institutions explore the work of museums from many perspectives, including cultural studies, religious studies, and visual and material culture. Most museums throughout the world – whether art, archaeology, anthropology or history museums – include religious objects, and an increasing number are beginning to address religion as a major category of human identity. With rising museum attendance and the increasingly complex role of religion in social and geopolitical realities, this work of stewardship and interpretation is urgent and important.

Religion in Museums is divided into six sections: museum buildings, reception, objects, collecting and research, interpretation of objects and exhibitions, and the representation of religion in different types of museums. Topics covered include repatriation, conservation, architectural design, exhibition, heritage, missionary collections, curation, collections and display, and the visitor's experience. Case studies provide comprehensive coverage and range from museums devoted specifically to the diversity of religious traditions, such as the State Museum of the History of Religion in St Petersburg, to exhibitions centered on religion at secular museums, such as Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam, at the British Museum.



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With Crispin Paine (other contributor), Gretchen Buggeln (other contributor) | from Bloomsbury USA Academic (April 6, 2017)
9781474255523 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $112.00
About: Bringing together scholars and practitioners from North America, Europe, Russia, and Australia, this pioneering volume provides a global survey of how museums address religion and charts a course for future research and interpretation.
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With Crispin Paine (other contributor), Gretchen Buggeln (other contributor) | from Bloomsbury USA Academic (April 6, 2017)
9781474255516 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $29.95

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