Museums and the Public Sphere
investigates the role of museums around the world as sites of democratic public space.
- Explores the role of museums around the world as sites of public discourse and democracy
- Examines the changing idea of the museum in relation to other public sites and spaces, including community cultural centers, public halls and the internet
- Offers a sophisticated portrait of the public, and how it is realized, invoked, and understood in the museum context
- Offers relevant case studies and discussions of how museums can engage with their publics' in more complex, productive ways
Keywords: Museum & Heritage Studies, Public space, public discourse, museum history, museum theory, museology, tate modern, national museum of Australia