Strategies Of Display: Museum Presentation in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century
Julia NoordegraafISBN: 9056623788;
Book DescriptionIn today's culture, which hinges so much on visual spectacle, museums are reassessing their role and function as centers for entertainment and education. Should museums respond to the demand for staging "events" or should they join rank as guardians of our cultural heritage? Is the collection key, or should the museum focus on responding to public demand? Strategies of Display contributes to this very current debate through a historical consideration of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, renowned as far back as the 19th century for having the best interior layout of all Dutch museums. After moving to a new building in 1935, the museum gained national and international recognition as a milestone in modern museum architecture, due toits clearly designed floor-plan, well-lit and sober galleries with refined presentations and, most especially, its innovative lighting. Comparing the innovative exhibitions held at this Rotterdam museum with developments at other...
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