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ERIC Number: EJ1148229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Excuse Me, Is This a Church? Display as Content at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Majeed, Risham
Journal of Museum Education, v42 n3 p258-272 2017
This essay explores two canonical installations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Cloisters and African galleries in the Rockefeller wing. After providing a brief history of the formation of these collections and their display strategies, I analyze the effect of exhibition design for a visitor's judgments and impressions of the works of art. I argue that museum educators should incorporate display strategies into the narratives we create in these spaces, and I share approaches that I use in my lectures and tours.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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