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Does War Belong in Museums?

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Book Series: Edition Museumsakademie Joanneum ISBN: 9783837623062 9783839423066 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627777 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100517
Subject: History
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Presentations of war and violence in museums generally oscillate between the fascination of terror and its instruments and the didactic urge to explain violence and, by analysing it, make it easier to handle and prevent. The museums concerned also have to face up to these basic issues about the social and institutional handling of war and violence. Does war really belong in museums? And if it does, what objectives and means are involved? Can museums avoid trivializing and aestheticising war, transforming violence, injury, death and trauma into tourist sights? What images of shock or identification does one generate – and what images would be desirable?

The Magic Screen

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ISBN: 9781911534235 Year: Pages: 174 DOI: 10.16997/book10 Language: English
Publisher: University of Westminster Press
Subject: Education --- Science (General) --- History --- Performing Arts
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"The story of the (now restored) Regent Street Cinema is the fourth volume exploring the University of Westminster's long and diverse history. This multi-authored volume tells its history from architectural, educational, legal and cinematic perspectives and is richly illustrated throughout with images from the University of Westminster archive. A print paperback can be purchased direct from the University of Westminster for £20 following this link: www.westminster.ac.uk/historybooks Staff, students and alumni can claim a 20% discount on this price."

Exposer pour exporter. Culture visuelle et expansion commerciale en Suisse (1908-1939)

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ISBN: 9782889300488 Year: Pages: 524 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_594271 Language: French
Publisher: Editions Alphil Presses universitaires suisses Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163645
Subject: History
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In the early 20th Century, exhibitions and international fairs were a favoured field for Swiss businesses that wished to conquer new territories in foreign markets. The way in which Switzerland was represented abroad challenged traditional regional construction by substituting more geometrical lines, thereby replacing the ‘chalet style’. The ‘genesis’ of the Swiss style of exhibition, between commercial expansion and modern architecture, is depicted here beyond that of a purely institutional history, providing a new viewpoint into its economic and artistic aspects. Particular atten-tion is given to the role of certain ‘intermediaries’ in the creation and diffusion of a visual culture to a commercial action.

Art Markets and Digital Histories

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ISBN: 9783039219704 9783039219711 Year: Pages: 156 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-971-1 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: History of arts --- Arts in general
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This Special Issue of Arts investigates the use of digital methods in the study of art markets and their histories. As historical and contemporary data is rapidly becoming more available, and digital technologies are becoming integral to research in the humanities and social sciences, we sought to bring together contributions that reflect on the different strategies that art market scholars employ to navigate and negotiate digital techniques and resources. The essays in this issue cover a wide range of topics and research questions. Taken together, the essays offer a reflection on what takes to research art markets, which includes addressing difficult topics such as the nature of the research questions and the data available to us, and the conceptual aspects of art markets, in order to define and operationalize variables and to interpret visual and statistical patterns for scholarship. In our view, this discussion is enriched when also taking into account how to use shared or interoperable ontologies and vocabularies to define concepts and relationships that facilitate the use and exchange of linked (open) data for cultural heritage and historical research.

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