Design Objects and the Museum brings together leading design historians, curators, educators and archivists to consider the place of contemporary design objects within museums. Contributors draw on a wide range of 20th century and contemporary examples from international museums to consider how design objects have been curated and displayed within and beyond the museum. The book continues contemporary global debates on the ways in which museums of design engage and educate their public.
Chapters are grouped into three thematic sections addressing The Canon and Design in the Museum; Positioning Design within and Beyond the Museum; and Interpretation and the Challenge of Design, with chapters exploring museological practice and issues, the roles people play in creating meaning, and the challenges contemporary design presents to interpretation and learning within the museum.
Title: Design Objects and the Museum Author: Liz Farrelly, Joanna Weddell Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Theme: Design Format: Hardcover Pages: 216 Dimensions: 19 x 25 cm Language: English Release date: January 2016 ISBN: 9781472577238