Artifacts and Allegiances by Peggy Levitt

Artifacts and Allegiances How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display Paperback Aug 28 2015

By Peggy Levitt
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What can we learn about nationalism by looking at a country's cultural institutions? How do the history and culture of particular cities help explain how museums represent diversity? Artifacts and Allegiances takes us around the world to tell the compelling story of how museums today are making sense of immigration and globalization. Based on firsthand conversations with museum directors, curators, and policymakers; descriptions of current and future exhibitions; and inside stories about the famous paintings and iconic objects that define collections across the globe, this work provides a close-up view of how different kinds of institutions balance nationalism and cosmopolitanism. By comparing museums in Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Middle East, Peggy Levitt offers a fresh perspective on the role of the museum in shaping citizens. Taken together, these accounts tell the fascinating story of a sea change underway in the museum world at large.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of California Press
Publication date
Aug 28 2015
Language
English
Pages
268
ISBN-13
9780520286078
ISBN-10
0520286073
Weight
590g
Dimensions
178.0mm x 254.0mm