The Contemporary Museum issues a challenge to those who view the museum as an artefact of history, constrained in its outlook as much by professional, institutional and disciplinary creed, as by the collections it accumulated in the distant past. Denying that the museum can locate its purpose in the pursuit of tradition or in idealistic speculation about the future, the book asserts that this can only be found through an ongoing and proactive negotiation with the present: the contemporary.
|Title of host publication||The Contemporary Museum|
|Subtitle of host publication||Shaping Museums for the Global Now|
|ISBN (Print)||081536492X, 978-0815364924, 0815364938, 978-0815364931|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Sep 2018|