Abstract

Hot Topics, Public Culture, Museums engages the highly problematic and increasingly important issue of museums, science centres, their roles in contemporary societies, their engagement with “hot” topics and their part in wider conversations in a networked public culture. Hot topics such as homosexuality, sexual, and racial violence, massacres, drugs, terrorism, GMO foods and climate change are now all part of museological culture. The authors in this collection situate cultural institutions in an increasingly interconnected, complex, globalising and uncertain world and engage the why and how institutions might form part of, activate conversations and action through discussions that theorise institutions in new ways to the very practical means in which institutions might engage their constituencies.

Bibliographic Data

Title
Hot Topics, Public Culture, Museums
Editor
Cameron, F; Kelly, L
Year
2010
Publication Type
Edited Book
Publisher
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Number of pages
323
Publisher
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Place Published
London
ISBN
1-4438-1974-3
External URL
http://www.c-s-p.org/flyers/Hot-Topics--Public-Culture--Museums1-4438-1974-3.htm