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By Christopher Whitehead

In this pioneering e-book, Christopher Whitehead presents an summary and critique of artwork interpretation practices in museums and galleries. masking the philosophy and sociology of artwork, traditions in artwork historical past and artwork exhibit, the psychology of the cultured event and ideas approximately studying and verbal exchange, Whitehead advances significant theoretical frameworks for realizing interpretation from curators’ and viewers’ views. even if no longer a guide, the publication is deeply sensible. It offers greatly researched ecu and North American case stories concerning interviews with execs engaged in major state-of-the-art interpretation tasks. ultimately, it units out the moral and political duties of associations and execs engaged in paintings interpretation.

Exploring the theoretical and useful dimensions of artwork interpretation in obtainable language, this ebook covers:

  • The building of paintings via museums and galleries, within the kind of collections, screens, exhibition and discourse;
  • The old and political dimensions of paintings interpretation;
  • The functioning of narrative, different types and chronologies in paintings displays;
  • Practices, discourses and difficulties surrounding the translation of historic and modern art;
  • Visitor studies and questions of authorship and accessibility;
  • The position of exhibition texts, new interpretive applied sciences and reside interpretation in paintings museum and gallery contexts.

Thoroughly researched with instantly functional purposes, Interpreting artwork in Museums and Galleries will tell the practices of artwork curators and people learning the subject.

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