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Museums in a Global Context: National Identity, International Understanding
By Ford W. Bell (introduced by), Jennifer W. Dickey (editor), Samir El Azhar (editor) and Catherine M. Lewis (editor)
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Publisher Amer Assn of Museums
Publication date August 15, 2013
Pages 224
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781933253855
ISBN-10 1933253851
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.20 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.94 lbs.
Original list price $34.95
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Most museum visitors can see how national character is reflected in the museum’s layout and collection. But museums do more than provide a mirror for national identity; they shape it. Museums in a Global Context looks at the way globalization has shaped museum culture, and in turn how museums have shaped the public’s understanding of various local, regional, and national identities. The contributors to this volume reflect upon a wide variety of issues in this field, including the politics of museum interpretation in a global context, issues of cultural patrimony and heritage tourism, and strategies for engaging both visitors and communities as a whole. To supplement these thematic essays, the editors offer case studies from around the globe, including Germany, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Vietnam. These in-depth accounts of specific national museum cultures underscore the common motives to educate and inspire, which can be found throughout the world.  

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With Samir El Azhar (other contributor), Ford W. Bell (other contributor), Jennifer W. Dickey (other contributor) | from Amer Assn of Museums (August 15, 2013)
9781933253855 | details & prices | 224 pages | 6.20 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.94 lbs | List price $34.95
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