The Story of Irish Museums 1790–2000: Culture, Identity and Education pdf epub fb2

The Story of Irish Museums 1790–2000: Culture, Identity and Education by Marie Bourke pdf epub fb2

The Story of Irish Museums 1790–2000: Culture, Identity and Education Author: Marie Bourke
Title: The Story of Irish Museums 1790–2000: Culture, Identity and Education
ISBN: 1859184758
ISBN13: 978-1859184752
Other Formats: lrf mobi rtf txt
Pages: 600 pages
Publisher: Cork University Press (October 31, 2011)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1485 kb
Size EPUB version: 1866 kb
Subcategory: Europe




This is the first book to give a long-term and comprehensive account of the stories, the histories and the evolution of Irish museums and galleries. From 1733, when the "cabinet of curiosities" was an important asset in a gentleman's home to the new millennium, when museums and galleries are at once physical and virtual spaces, this is a fascinating history of the human desire to collect, catalogue, conserve and create stories around our shared heritage. As such, it incorporates the founding and the progression of the key institutions in Irish cultural history, the collectors and collections that form the basis of the national collections, the public role of the museum, the theoretical models upon which modern museums were established and the cross-cultural influences that allowed the museum cultures of Britain and America to find fertile ground in Ireland. In short, this is a vivid and engaging examination of why museums matter to society, and how much they matter.