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    Museums, modernity and the class politics of touching objects

    Candlin, Fiona (2008) Museums, modernity and the class politics of touching objects. In: Chatterjee, H. (ed.) Touch in Museums: Policy and Practice in Object Handling. Oxford, UK: Berg. ISBN 9781847882387.

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    Abstract

    The value of touch and object handling in museums is little understood, despite the overwhelming weight of anecdotal evidence which confirms the benefits of physical interaction with objects. Touch in Museums presents a ground-breaking overview of object handling from both historical and scientific perspectives. The book aims to establish a framework for understanding the role of object handling for learning, enjoyment, and health. The broad range of essays included explores the many different contexts for object handling, not only within the museum, but extending beyond it to hospitals, schools and the wider community. The combination of theoretical analysis, policy assessment and detailed case material make Touch in Museums invaluable reading for students and professionals of museology or cultural heritage.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > History of Art
    Research Centre: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 15:44
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 13:41
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/1709

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