Beyond the Glass Case: The Past, the Heritage and the Public, Second Edition, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Beyond the Glass Case

The Past, the Heritage and the Public, Second Edition, 1st Edition

By Nick Merriman

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200 pages

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The book is the result of a nationwide survey in the UK that measured public use of and attitudes to the past, archaeology and collecting. The author reviews this research in the light of contemporary theory on ideology and representation and goes on to develop a convincing explanation for the failure of museums and similar institutions to connect with the majority of the public. Merriman marshals the empirical and theoretical work to make a powerful case for a new approach to attract the under served populations; one which encourages a view of the museum as a service helping its public to see, understand and engage with its own personal, local and multi-faceted past.

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UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC003000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology