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<TABLE OF CONTENTS> Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements General Introduction: Museum / Studies and the "Eccentric Space" of an Anthology PART I. MUSEOLOGY: A COLLECTION OF CONTEXTS Editor's Introduction 1. Foreword: Germain Bazin [late of L'École du Louvre] 2. The Museum: Its Classical Etymology and Renaissance Genealogy: Paula Findlen [Stanford University] 3. The Universal Survey Museum: Carol Duncan and Alan Wallach [Ramapo College; College of William and Mary] 4. Brain of the Earth's Body: Museums and the Framing of Modernity: Donald Preziosi [University of California, Los Angeles] 5. The Museum Refuses to Stand Still: Kenneth Hudson [late, Independent Scholar] 6. The Mirror and the Tomb: Africa, Museums, and Memory: Françoise Lionnet [University of California, Los Angeles] 7. Seeing Through Solidity: A Feminist Perspective on Museums: Gaby Porter: [Independent Scholar] 8. Museums of 'Human Suffering' and the Struggle for Human Rights: Terence M. Duffy [University of Ulster] Meditation 9. At the Holocaust Museum: Alice Friman [Independent Scholar] PART II. STATES OF "NATURE" IN THE MUSEUM: NATURAL HISTORY, ANTHROPOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY Editor's Introduction 10. To the Citizens of the United States of America: Charles Willson Peale [late, Philadelphia Museum] 11. Letter of 1863 to Mr. Thomas G. Cary: Louis Agassiz [late of Harvard University] 12. The Development of Ethnological Museums: Robert Goldwater [late of the City University of New York and New York University] 13. Museums of Ethnology and their Classification: Franz Boas [late of Columbia University] 14. The Constitution of Nature: Taxonomy as Politics in Jefferson, Peale, and Bartram: Christopher Looby [University of California, Los Angeles] 15. Magnificent Intentions: Washington, D.C., and American Anthropology in 1846: Curtis Hinsley [Northern Arizona University] 16. Ethnology: a Science on Display: Fabrice Grognet [Musée de l'Homme] 17. Ambiguous Messages and Ironic Twists: Into the Heart of Africa and The Other Museum: Enid Schildkrout [American Museum of National History, New York, and Columbia University] 18. Thinking and Doing Otherwise: Anthropological Theory in Exhibitionary Practice: Mary Bouquet [University of Utrecht] 19. Museum Matters: Gyan Prakash [Princeton University] Meditation 20. What White Publishers Won't Print: Zora Neale Hurston [late, Independent Scholar] PART III. THE STATUS OF NATIONS AND THE MUSEUM Editor's Introduction 21. Selections from "On the Museum of Art" [Introductory Addresses on the Science and Art Department and the South Kensington Museum, delivered 1857]: J.C. Robinson [late, Independent Scholar] 22. Museums and the Formation of National and Cultural Identities: Annie E. Coombes [Birkbeck College, University of London] 23. Fracturing the Imperial Mind: Eleanor Heartney [Independent Scholar] 24. Presidential Address to the Museums Association, Maidstone Conference, 1909: Henry Balfour [late of Pitt-Rivers Museum and University Museum, Oxford] 25. Picturing Feminism, Selling Liberalism: The Case of the Disappearing Holbein: Jordanna Bailkin [University of Washington] 26. The Architectural Museum from World's Fair to Restoration Village: Edward N. Kaufman [Independent Scholar] 27. Addresses on the Occasion of the Opening of the American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC : Robert W. de Forest, Grosvenor Atterbury, Elihu Root 28. Telling the Story of America: Elizabeth Broun [Smithsonian American Art Museum] 29. Some Thoughts about National Museums at the End of the Century: Roger G. Kennedy [Independent Scholar] Meditation 30. The Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford: James Fenton [Poet] PART IV. LOCATING HISTORY in the MUSEUM Editor's Introduction 31. Local Museums: Sir William Henry Flower [late of Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland] 32. Memory, Distortion and History in the Museum: Susan Crane [University of Arizona] 33. Collecting Ideas and Artifacts: Common Problems of History Museums and History Texts: Thomas J. Schlereth [University of Notre Dame] 34. Melodrama, Pantomime or Portrayal? Representing Ourselves and the British Past through Exhibitions in History Museums: Gaynor Kavanagh [Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall, UK] 35. Reality as Illusion, the Historic Houses that Become Museums: Mónica Risnicoff de Gorgas [Virrey Liniers Casa Museo Histórico Nacional, Argentina] 36. Artifacts as Expressions of Society and Culture: Subversive Genealogy and the Value of History: Mark Leone and Barbara Little [University of Maryland; National Register of Historic Places] 37. A Sense of Another World: History Museums and Cultural Change: James Deetz [late of University of Virgina] 38. Mining the Museum: Artists Look at Museums, Museums Look at Themselves: Lisa G. Corrin [Serpentine Gallery, London] Meditation 39. Other Icons, The Museums: Le Corbusier [late, Independent Scholar] PART V. ARTS, CRAFTS, AUDIENCES Editor's Introduction 40. The Museum as an Art Patron: John Cotton Dana [late of the Newark Museum] 41. Aims and Principles of the Construction and Management of Museums of Fine Art: Benjamin Ives Gilman [late of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and American Association of Museums] 42. Museum: Georges Bataille [late of the Collège de Sociologie] 43. Conclusion to The Love of Art: Pierre Bourdieu, Alain Darbel with D. Schnapper [late of the Collège de France, Paris] 44. Art and the Future's Past: Philip Fisher [Harvard University] 45. Museums Without Collections: Museum Philosophy in West Africa: Malcolm McLeod [University of Glasgow] 46. Cultural Entrepreneurship in Nineteenth-Century Boston, Part II: The Classification and Framing of American Art: Paul DiMaggio [Princeton University] 47. Women at the Whitney, 1910-30: Feminism/Sociology/Aesthetics: Janet Wolff [Columbia University] 48. Zero Gravity: Maurice Berger [Independent Scholar] 49. Introduction to The Museum as Muse, Artists Reflect: Kynaston McShine [Museum of Modern Art, New York] 50. Exhibiting Mestizaje: The Poetics and Experience of the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum: Karen Mary Davalos [Loyola Marymount University] 51. Resonance and Wonder: Stephen Greenblatt [Harvard University] 52. Changing Values in the Art Museum: Rethinking Communication and Learning: Eilean Hooper-Greenhill [University of Leicester] Meditation 53. Secrets of Encounter: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett [New York University] Selected Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Museums Educational aspects, Museums Philosophy, Museums Social aspects, Museums Historiography