Design Objects and the Museum

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Author Liz Farrelly, Joanna Weddell
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic
Date 2016
Cover Paperback
Dimensions 7.6 x 0.4 x 9.5 in.; 216 pages
Design Objects and the Museum  brings together leading design historians, curators, educators, and archivists to consider the place of contemporary design objects within museums. Contributors draw on a wide range of 20th century and contemporary examples from international museums to consider how design objects have been curated and displayed within and beyond the museum. The book continues contemporary global debates on the ways in which museums of design engage and educate their public.

Chapters are grouped into three thematic sections addressing The Canon and Design in the Museum; Positioning Design within and Beyond the Museum; and Interpretation and the Challenge of Design, with chapters exploring museological practice and issues, the roles people play in creating meaning, and the challenges contemporary design presents to interpretation and learning within the museum.