The Past, the Heritage and the Public, Second Edition Nick Merriman. o o Beyond the Glass Case The Past, the Heritage and the Public Nick Merriman Beyond ...
Author: Nick Merriman
Category: Social Science
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.
"Two connected issues of pressing intellectual and practical importance are addressed by Nick Merriman in this book; what does the past mean to the general public; and why do certain social groups exclude themselves from institutions, like ...
Author: Nick Merriman
Publisher: Leicester University
Category: Business & Economics
"Two connected issues of pressing intellectual and practical importance are addressed by Nick Merriman in this book; what does the past mean to the general public; and why do certain social groups exclude themselves from institutions, like museums, which explain the past and connect it to the present?" "Central to the book's answers to these questions is a nation-wide survey which measured public use of and attitudes to the past, and to museums, historic buildings, 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." "Finally, he marshals the empirical and theoretical work to make a powerful case for a new approach to attract the outsiders; 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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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62 Merriman, Beyond the Glass Case; Belcher, Exhibitions in Museums. 63 Woollard, V. (2004), 'Caring for the Visitor'. In P. Boylan (ed.) ...
Author: Faye Sayer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The 2nd edition of Public History: A Practical Guide provides a fresh examination of history as practiced in its various worldly guises and contexts. It analyses the many skills that historians require in the practice of public history and looks at how a range of actors, including museums, archives, government agencies, community history societies and the media/digital media, make history accessible to a wider audience in a variety of ways. Faye Sayer's exciting new edition includes: * Brand new chapters on 'Restoration and Preservation' and history and the working world * Substantial additions covering the growing fields of digital history and history in politics * More images, figures and international case studies from the US, Australia, the UK, Europe and Asia * 'Personal Reflection' sections from a range of industry experts from around the world * Historiographical updates and significant revisions throughout the text * Expanded online 'Public History Toolkit' resource, with a range of new features Public History: A Practical Guide delivers a comprehensive outline of this increasingly prevalent area of the discipline, offering a distinctly global approach that is both accessible and engaging in equal measure. Finally, it explores future methodological possibilities and can be used as a reference point for professional development planning in the sectors discussed. This is the essential overview for any student wanting to know what history means beyond the classroom.
Merriman, N. (1991) Beyond the Glass Case: The Past the Heritage and the Public in Britain, Leicester: Leicester University Press.
Author: Kevin Walsh
Category: Business & Economics
The 1980s and early 1990s have seen a marked increase in public interest in our historic environment. The museum and heritage industry has expanded as the past is exploited for commercial profit. In The Representation of the Past, Kevin Walsh examines this international trend and questions the packaging of history which serves only to distance people from their own heritage. A superficial, unquestioning portrayal of the past, he feels, separates us from an understanding of our cultural and political present. Here, Walsh suggests a number of ways in which the museum can fulfill its potential - by facilitating our comprehension of cultural identity.
Nick Merriman, Beyond the Glass Case: The Past, the Heritage and the Public in Britain (Leicester, UK: Leicester University Press, 1991); Roy Rosenzweig and ...
Author: Viviane Gosselin
Publisher: UBC Press
Museums and the Past explores the central role of museums as memory keepers and makers. Using case studies from a Canadian context, the contributors to this collection reflect on the challenges in maintaining and developing museums as meaningful places of memory and learning. Discussions of museum practice and historical consciousness – how our understanding of the past shapes our sense of the future – consider the modern museum’s narratives and pedagogical responsibilities and how museums continue to inform our sense of history.
The service aspect of modern museums has moved beyond education and become ... open to see the ones behind glass, they peer into the case with the big cats.
Author: Matthew Jones
Category: Social Science
In recent years numerous films, television series, comic books, graphic novels and video games have featured time travel narratives, with characters jumping backward, forward and laterally through time. No rules govern time travel in these stories. Some characters move by machine, some by magic, others by unexplained means. Some time travelers can alter the timeline, while others are prevented from causing temporal aberrations. The fluid forms of imagined time travel have fascinated audiences and prompted debate since at least the 19th century. What is behind our fascination with time travel? What does it mean to be out of one's own era? How do different media tell these stories and what does this reveal about the media's relationship to time? This collection of new essays--the first to address time travel across a range of media--answers these questions by locating time travel narratives within their cultural, historical and philosophical contexts. Texts discussed include Doctor Who, The Terminator, The Georgian House, Save the Date, Back to the Future, Inception and Source Code.
... 29-30; cf. the higher figures in Merriman, Beyond the Glass Case, 47-52. ... though it had been behind the seaside as a summer activity in 1973.
Author: Peter Mandler
Publisher: Yale University Press
Challenging the prevailing view of a modern English culture besotted with its history and aristocracy, Mandler portrays instead a continuously changing society where both intellectual and popular attitudes have only recently turned to admiration.
Beyond the glass case: The past, the heritage and the public in Britain. Leicester: Leicester University Press. —. 2004.
Author: Laurajane Smith
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Social Science
Archaeology has, on the whole, tended to dominate the development of public policies and practices applicable to what is often referred to as “heritage”. This book aims to examine the conflation of heritage with archaeology that has occurred as a result. To do so, it asks whether archaeology can usefully contribute to critical understandings of heritage, which, the volume contends, must consider heritage both in terms of what it is and the cultural, social and political work it does in contemporary societies. Archaeologists have been very successful in protecting what they perceive to be their database—a success that owes much to the development and maintenance of a suite of heritage management practices that work to legitimize their privileged access to, and control of, that database. However, is archaeological data actually heritage? Moreover, does archaeological knowledge offer a meaningful reflection of “the historic environment”, in terms of the uses, values and associations it carries for the various and different communities or publics that engage with that environment/heritage? The volume brings together academic and field archaeologists, academics from heritage studies and community activists from the UK and Europe more generally to debate these issues.
Merriman , N. 1991 Beyond the Glass Case . Leicester University Press , Leicester , United Kingdom . Montangero , Jacques 1996 Understanding Changes in Time ...
Author: M. Elaine Davis
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
History and archaeology education is highly valued among modern societies that seek to educate their youth about the past. Yet these areas have been_for the most part_slow to employ the latest advances in education theory and practice. Former classroom teacher and science education specialist M. Elaine Davis presents an informed and useful text that demonstrates the importance of contemporary learning theory and educational research to the development of effective programs in both formal and informal history and archaeology education. Chapters cover teaching and history education theory, and apply this to various case studies and program examples. This text will prove a much-valued tool for school teachers, museum educators, archaeologists, and historians_challenging and aiding educators to assess and improve their respective programs.
The New Museology, pp.149–71, London: Reaktion Books —— 1991 Beyond the Glass Case: the Past, the Heritage and the Public in Britain, London: Leicester ...
Author: Sharon Macdonald
Category: Social Science
What goes on behind closed doors at museums? How are decisions about exhibitions made and who, or what, really makes them? Why are certain objects and styles of display chosen whilst others are rejected, and what factors influence how museum exhibitions are produced and experienced? This book answers these searching questions by giving a privileged look behind the scenes at the Science Museum in London. By tracking the history of a particular exhibition, Macdonald takes the reader into the world of the museum curator and shows in vivid detail how exhibitions are created and how public culture is produced. She reveals why exhibitions do not always reflect their makers original intentions and why visitors take home particular interpretations. Beyond this local context, however, the book also provides broad and far-reaching insights into how national and global political shifts influence the creation of public knowledge through exhibitions.
Beyond the Glass Case. New York: Leicester UP, 1991. Print. Monk, Claire. “The British Heritage Film and Its Critics.” Critical Survey 7.2 (1995): 116–24.
Author: Ryan Trimm
Category: Literary Criticism
Bringing together heritage studies and literary studies, this book examines heritage as a ubiquitous trope in contemporary Britain, a seemingly inescapable figure for relations to the past. Inheritance has been an important metaphor for characterizing cultural and political traditions since the 1970s, but one criticized for its conservatism and apparent disinheritance of "new" Britons. Engaging with contemporary literary and cinematic texts, the book interrogates metaphoric resonances: that bestowing past, receiving present, and transmitted bounty are all singular and unified; that transmission between past and present is smooth, despite heritage depending on death; that the past enjoins the present to conserve its legacy into the future. However, heritage offers an alternative to modern market-driven relations, transactions stressing connection only through a momentary exchange, for bequest resembles gift-giving and connects past to present. Consequently, heritage contains competing impulses, subtexts largely unexplored given the trope’s lapse into cliché. The volume charts how these resonances developed, as well as charting more contemporary aspects of heritage: as postmodern image, tourist industry, historic environment, and metaculture. These dimensions develop the trope, moving it from singular focus on continuity with the past to one more oriented around different lines of relation between past, present, and future. Heritage as a trope is explored through a wide range of texts: core accounts of political theory (Locke and Burke); seminal documents within historic conservation; phenomenology and poststructuralism; film and television (Merchant-Ivory, Downton Abbey); and a broad range of contemporary fiction from novelists including Zadie Smith, Julian Barnes, Hilary Mantel, Sarah Waters, Alan Hollinghurst, Peter Ackroyd, and Helen Oyeyemi.
Difficult Heritage: Negotiating the Nazi Past in Nuremberg and Beyond. London: Routledge. ... Beyond the Glass Case: The Past, the Heritage and the Public.
Author: Laurajane Smith
Category: Social Science
Emotional Heritage brings the issues of affect and power in the theorisation of heritage to the fore, whilst also highlighting the affective and political consequences of heritage-making. Drawing on interviews with visitors to museums and heritage sites in the United States, Australia and England, Smith argues that obtaining insights into how visitors use such sites enables us to understand the impact and consequences of professional heritage and museological practices. The concept of registers of engagement is introduced to assess variations in how visitors use museums and sites that address national or dissonant histories and the political consequences of their use. Visitors are revealed as agents in the roles cultural institutions play in maintaining or challenging the political and social status quo. Heritage is, Smith argues, about people and their social situatedness and the meaning they, alongside or in concert with cultural institutions, make and mobilise to help them address social problems and expressions of identity and sense of place in and for the present. Academics, students and practitioners interested in theories of power and affect in museums and heritage sites will find Emotional Heritage to be an invaluable resource. Helping professionals to understand the potential impact of their practice, the book also provides insights into the role visitors play in the interplay between heritage and politics.
It expresses our close personal relationship with and to the past: 'the past ... published in Beyond the Glass Case (1991), concerning the public's views on ...
Author: John Carman
Effective management is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of archaeology. Archaeologists must manage the artefacts thay deal with, their funding, ancient sites, as well as the practice of archaeology itself. Managing Archaeology is a collecton of outstanding papers from experts involved in these many areas. The contributors focus on the principles and practice of management in the 1990s, covering such crucial aeas as the management of contract and field archaeology, heritage management, marketing, law and information technology. The resulting volume is important and informative reading for archaeologists and heritage managers, as well as planners, policy makers and environmental consultants.
Author: Professor of European Archaeology Barry CunliffePublish On: 2002
MERRIMAN , N. 1991 : Beyond The Glass Case . The Past , the Heritage and the Public in Britain ( Leicester ) . MERRIMAN , N. 1997 : The Peopling of London ...
Author: Professor of European Archaeology Barry Cunliffe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Twenty-six leading scholars from around the world come together here to show how archaeology has transformed itself over the last hundred years from a pursuit deeply rooted in the classical tradition to a discipline spanning the humanities and the sciences, yet still widely accessible to the public at large. The result is a remarkable overview of world archaeology, focusing on new and unexpected themes at the cutting edge of the discipline.
Past and Present in the World Religions Simon Coleman, John Elsner ... 113- 25- N. Merriman, Beyond the Glass Case: The Past, the Heritage and the Public in ...
Author: Simon Coleman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
From the Great Panathenaea of ancient Greece to the hajj of today, people of all religions and cultures have made sacred journeys to confirm their faith and their part in a larger identity. This book is a fascinating guide through the vast and varied cultural territory such pilgrimages have covered across the ages. The first book to look at the phenomenon and experience of pilgrimage through the multiple lenses of history, religion, sociology, anthropology, and art history, this sumptuously illustrated volume explores the full richness and range of sacred travel as it maps the cultural imagination. The authors consider pilgrimage as a physical journey through time and space, but also as a metaphorical passage resonant with meaning on many levels. It may entail a ritual transformation of the pilgrim's inner state or outer status; it may be a quest for a transcendent goal; it may involve the healing of a physical or spiritual ailment. Through folktales, narratives of the crusades, and the firsthand accounts of those who have made these journeys; through descriptions and pictures of the rituals, holy objects, and sacred architecture they have encountered, as well as the relics and talismans they have carried home, Pilgrimage evokes the physical and spiritual landscape these seekers have traveled. In its structure, the book broadly moves from those religions--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--that cohere around a single canonical text to those with a multiplicity of sacred scriptures, like Hinduism and Buddhism. Juxtaposing the different practices and experiences of pilgrimage in these contexts, this book reveals the common structures and singular features of sacred travel from ancient times to our own.
See also Lowenthal, The Past; Paula Weideger, Gilding the Acorn: Behind the Facade of ... 83 See for example Nick Merriman, Beyond the Glass Case: The Past, ...
Author: Margaret Ponsonby
Many historic houses that open to the public in England and Wales - particularly those owned by the National Trust - preserve their contents rather than restore them to a particular period. The former owners of these houses often retained objects from various periods and this layering of history produces interiors that look aged and patinated. Although the reason for this preservation and lack of fashionable renewable can be attributed to declining economic fortunes in the twentieth century, there are many examples of families practising this method of homemaking over a much longer period. Taking National Trust properties as its central focus, this book examines three interlocking themes to examine the role of historic textiles. Firstly it looks at houses with preserved contents together with the reasons for individual families choosing this lifestyle; secondly the role of the National Trust as both guardian and interpreter of these houses and their collections; and finally, and most importantly, the influence of textiles to contribute to the appearance of interiors, and their physical attributes that carry historical resonances of the past. The importance of preserved textiles in establishing the visual character of historic houses is a neglected area and therefore the prominence given to textiles in this project constitutes an original contribution to the study of these houses. Drawing upon a range of primary sources, including literature produced by the National Trust for their sites, and documentary sources for the families and their houses (such as diaries, letters and household accounts), the study takes a broad approach that will be of interest to all those with an interest in material culture, heritage, collecting studies and cultural history.