Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture

Brown, C. Brown, C., Stair, J. and Twomey, C. (ed.) 2016. Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture. Abingdon, Oxon Routledge.

TitleContemporary Clay and Museum Culture
AuthorsBrown, C.
EditorsBrown, C., Stair, J. and Twomey, C.
Abstract

This groundbreaking book is the first to provide a critical overview of the relationship between contemporary ceramics and curatorial practice in museum culture. Ceramic objects form a major part of museum collections, with connections to anthropology, archaeology and other disciplines that engage with the cultural and social history of humankind. In recent years museums have provided the impetus for cutting-edge artistic practice, either as a response to particular collections, or as part of exhibitions. But the question of how museums have staged contemporary ceramics and how ceramic artists respond to museum collections has not been the subject of published research to date. This book examines how ceramic artists have, over the last decade, begun to animate museum collections in new ways, and reflects on the impact that these new initiatives have had in the broad context of visual culture. Ceramics in the Expanded Field is the culmination of a three-year AHRC funded project, and reflects its major findings. It brings together leading international voices in the field of ceramics, research undertaken throughout the project and papers delivered at the concluding conference. By examining the benefits and constraints of interventions and the dialogue between ceramics and museological practice, this book will bring focus to an area of museology that has not yet been theorized, and will contribute to policy debates and art practice.

Keywordsmuseums, collections, clay , ceramics
Year2016
PublisherRoutledge
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Publication dates
Published16 Jun 2016
Place of publicationAbingdon, Oxon
ISBN9781472470379
Web address (URL)https://www.routledge.com/Contemporary-Clay-and-Museum-Culture/Brown-Stair-Twomey/p/book/9781472470379

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