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Exhibiting the German Past : Museums, Film, and Musealization (Hardcover)

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While scholars recognize both museums and films as sites where historical knowledge and cultural memory are created, the convergence between their methods of constructing the past has only recently been acknowledged. The essays inExhibiting the German Past examine a range of films, museums, and experiences which blend the two, considering how authentic objects and cinematic techniques are increasingly used in similar ways by both visual media and museums.

This is the first collection to focus on the museum–film connection in German-language culture and the first to approach the issue using the concept of “musealization,” a process that, because it engages the cultural destruction wrought by modernization, offers new means of constructing historical knowledge and shaping collective memory within and beyond the museum’s walls. Featuring a wide range of valuable case studies,Exhibiting the German Past offers a unique perspective on the developing relationship between museums and visual media.

While scholars recognize both museums and films as sites where historical knowledge and cultural memory are created, the convergence between their methods of constructing the past has only recently been acknowledged. The essays inExhibiting the German Past examine a range of films, museums, and experiences which blend the two, considering how authentic objects and cinematic techniques are increasingly used in similar ways by both visual media and museums.

This is the first collection to focus on the museum?film connection in German-language culture and the first to approach the issue using the concept of ?musealization,? a process that, because it engages the cultural destruction wrought by modernization, offers new means of constructing historical knowledge and shaping collective and memory within and beyond the museum?s walls. Featuring a wide range of valuable case studies,Exhibiting the German Past offers a unique perspective on the developing relationship between museums and visual media.

Number of Pages: 300
Genre: Art, Performing Arts, History
Series Title: German And European Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
Language: English
Street Date: August 31, 2015
TCIN: 16984466
UPC: 9781442649651
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-8877
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