The Transhistorical Museum: Mapping the Field

Mieke Bal (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Peter Capreau (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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Since the turn of the 21st century, there has been a significant expansion in the field of transhistorical exhibition practice--that is, exhibitions in which objects from various art-historical periods and cultural contexts are put on display together. These juxtapositions are made in an effort to question traditional museological notions like chronology, context and category in the space of the museum itself.

Drawing on the expertise of a wide range of international museum professionals, The Transhistorical Museum: Mapping the Field considers a range of such transhistorical curatorial efforts, exploring the rationale behind these projects, the particular challenges they present and the particular rewards they can offer. This volume surveys the history and future potential of the phenomenon of the transhistorical museum.

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$33.95  $31.23
Publish Date
June 26, 2018
6.4 X 0.8 X 9.2 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Mieke Bal is an award-wining cultural theorist, critic, video artist, curator and Professor Emeritus in Literary Theory at the University of Amsterdam.

Bice Curiger is an internationally renowned curator at the Kunsthaus Z├╝rich, cofounder and editor-in-chief of the art journal Parkett, and the editorial director of Tate etc.

Hendrik Folkerts is curator of performance, film, and discursive programs at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Hanneke Grootenboer professor of the history of art at Oxford University. She is the author of The Rhetoric of Perspective: Realism and Illusionism in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still-Life Painting and Treasuring the Gaze: Intimate Vision in Late Eighteenth-Century Eye Miniatures. Her work has been published in Art Bulletin, Oxford Art Journal, Art History, and numerous other outlets.