Anxiety: Unease in the museum

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Contemporary Museum
Subtitle of host publicationShaping Museums for the Global Now
EditorsSimon Knell
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter13
ISBN (Print)081536492X, 978-0815364924, 0815364938, 978-0815364931
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2018

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    Walklate, J. (2018). Anxiety: Unease in the museum. In S. Knell (Ed.), The Contemporary Museum: Shaping Museums for the Global Now Routledge.