Idea of the Museum- Philosophical, Artistic, and Political Questions

Author: Aagaard-Mogensen, Lars
Year:1989
Pages:248
ISBN:0-88946-334-4
978-0-88946-334-9
Price:179.95
A collection of fifteen essays addressing the nature and purpose in today's society of the museum: "one of the few cultural institutions with an indisputable future," a cultural force in itself that exhibits general characteristics of human understanding and values.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Why Preservation?

Hubert G. Alexander

An Ethnographic Museum Design

Rolf Gilberg

A Living Musuem

Else Mogensen

The Art Museum and the Status of the Arts

Teddy Brunius

MUSEeums

John Fisher

Why Exhibit Works of Art?

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

The Concept of the Art Museum

Monroe C. Beardsley

The Idea of the Museum

Göran Schildt

The Musuem: Past, Present and Future

E.H. Gombrich

The Musuem Today

Harold Rosenberg

Museums or Mausoleums

Charles Altieri

The Idea of an Art Museum

Joseph Margolis

Old Junk and New Money

Stephen Leacock

The Museum World

Lars Aagaard-Mogensen

Acknowledgments

Bibliographic Note

Index