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Civilizing rituals: inside public art museums

Civilizing rituals: inside public art museums

Duncan, Carol

Illustrated with over fifty photos, Civilizing Ritualsmerges contemporary debates with lively discussion and explores central issues involved in the making and displaying of art as industry and how it is presented to the community. Carol Duncan looks at how nations, institutions and private individuals present art , and how art museums are shaped by cultural, social and political determinants. Civilizing Ritualsis ideal reading for students of art history and museum studies, and professionals in the field will also find much of interest here

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Published London; New York: Routledge, 1995
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Statement of responsibility: Carol Duncan
ISBN: 0203978714, 9780203978719
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-173) and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 178 pages) : illustrations.
Series: Re visions (London, England)
Subject: ART Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions Permanent Collections.; Art museum attendance.; ART Museum Studies.; Museums; Konstmuseer.; Art Muséěs Fréquentation.; Museologi.; Art galleries; Art Muséěs Aspect social.; Art museums Social aspects.
Series Title: Re visions (London, England)
Local note: EBSCO complete collection


  1. 1. The art museum as ritual
  2. 2. From the princely gallery to the public art museum : the Louvre museum and the national gallery, London
  3. 3. Public spaces, private interests : municipal art museums in New York and Chicago
  4. 4. Something eternal : the donor memorial
  5. 5. The modern art museum : it's a man's world.