From museum critique to the critical museum [electronic resource] / edited by Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius, Birkbeck, University of London, UK [and] Piotr Piotrowski, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction: From Museum Critique to the Critical Museum; Part I Histories; 1 A Very Brief History of the Art Museum in the United States (Focusing Mainly But Not Exclusively on the Nineteenth Century); 2 'The Contemporary Museum is a Laboratory of Knowledge': The Origins of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Russia; 3 Wilhelm R. Valentiner's Reshaping Museums in the Spirit of the New Age (1919) and its Reception ; 4 Myth and Reality of the White Cube
5 Jerzy Ludwiński's Testing of the Dysfunction of the Museum: On the Museum of Current Art in Wrocław (1966)Part II Tools: Objects, Space,Viewing Practices; 6 Masterpieces and the Critical Museum; 7 From the White Cube to a CriticalMuseography: The Development of Interrogative, Plural and Subjective Museum Discourses; 8 From the Inside Looking Out: The Possibility of a Critical Establishment; 9 Making the National Museum Critical; 10 Historical Space and Critical Museologies: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
11 Museums that Listen and Care? Central Europe and Critical Museum Discourse12 Towards Embodied, Agonistic Museum Viewing Practices in Contemporary Manchester, England; Part III Critique; 13 The Context and Practice of Post-critical Museology; 14 'Is the Contemporary Already Too Late? '(Re-)producing Criticality within the Art Museum; 15 Neuromuseology; Index