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The Resource Religious objects in museums : private lives and public duties, Crispin Paine

Religious objects in museums : private lives and public duties, Crispin Paine

Label
Religious objects in museums : private lives and public duties
Title
Religious objects in museums
Title remainder
private lives and public duties
Statement of responsibility
Crispin Paine
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the past, museums often changed the meaning of icons or statues of deities from sacred to aesthetic, or used them to declare the superiority of Western society, or simply as cultural and historical evidence. The last generation has seen faith groups demanding to control 'their' objects, and curators recognising that objects can only be understood within their original religious context. In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the role religion plays in museums, with major exhibitions highlighting the religious as well as the historical nature of objects. Using examples from all over the world, Religious Objects in Museums is the first book to examine how religious objects are transformed when they enter the museum, and how they affect curators and visitors. It examines the full range of meanings that religious objects may bear - as scientific specimen, sacred icon, work of art, or historical record. Showing how objects may be used to argue a point, tell a story or promote a cause, may be worshipped, ignored, or seen as dangerous or unlucky, this highly accessible book is an essential introduction to the subject
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Paine, Crispin
Dewey number
200.75
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
AM7
LC item number
.P25 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Museums
  • Museums
  • Religious articles
  • Museums
  • Museum visitors
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museum exhibits
  • Religion and culture
  • ART / Museum Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • ART / History / General
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museum visitors
  • Museums
  • Museums
  • Museums
  • Religion and culture
  • Religious articles
Label
Religious objects in museums : private lives and public duties, Crispin Paine
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-136) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Objects curated : How curators ascribe a new significance to their objects, but still offer them respect even when keeping them under tight control -- Objects visited : How religious objects relate to their visitors -- Objects worshipped and worshipping : How objects in museums can be worshipped or even "worshipping" -- Objects claimed : How religious objects are demanded "back" from museums -- Objects respected : What respecting a religious object means, and how respect is shown -- Objects demanding and dangerous : How religious objects are put into museums to render them harmless, and how relics can turn the museum into a shrine -- Objects elevating : How objects in museums can be purely secular, yet as Works of Art or works of Nature have spiritual power and the ability to elevate the soul -- Objects militant : How religious objects are converted and fight for their new masters -- Objects promotional : How religious objects promote the faith of their masters -- Objects explanatory and evidential : How religious objects explain their faith and their culture -- Conclusion: What have we learnt and how we can help religious objects in museums fulfil their public duties?
Control code
905084118
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 144 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781847887740
Lccn
2012027469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905084118
Label
Religious objects in museums : private lives and public duties, Crispin Paine
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-136) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Objects curated : How curators ascribe a new significance to their objects, but still offer them respect even when keeping them under tight control -- Objects visited : How religious objects relate to their visitors -- Objects worshipped and worshipping : How objects in museums can be worshipped or even "worshipping" -- Objects claimed : How religious objects are demanded "back" from museums -- Objects respected : What respecting a religious object means, and how respect is shown -- Objects demanding and dangerous : How religious objects are put into museums to render them harmless, and how relics can turn the museum into a shrine -- Objects elevating : How objects in museums can be purely secular, yet as Works of Art or works of Nature have spiritual power and the ability to elevate the soul -- Objects militant : How religious objects are converted and fight for their new masters -- Objects promotional : How religious objects promote the faith of their masters -- Objects explanatory and evidential : How religious objects explain their faith and their culture -- Conclusion: What have we learnt and how we can help religious objects in museums fulfil their public duties?
Control code
905084118
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 144 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781847887740
Lccn
2012027469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905084118

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