Museums and Their Communities eBook  Museums and


Museums and Their Communities Using case studies drawn from all areas of museum studies Museums and their Communities explores the museums as a site of representation identity and memory and considers how it can influence its communityFocusing on the museum as an institution and its social and cultural setting Sheila Watson examines how museums use their roles as informers and educators to empower or to ignore communitiesLooking at the current debates about the role of the museum she considers contested values in museum functions and examines provision power ownership responsibility and institutional issuesThis book is of great relevance for all disciplines as it explores and uestions the role of the museum in modern society

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