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WITTOCX, Eva; DEMEESTER, Ann; CARPREAU, Peter; BÜHLER, Melanie; KARSKENS, Xander (eds.)
The Transhistorical Museum. Mapping the Field

Since the turn of this century, we have witnessed a significant expanse in the field of transhistorical exhibition practices. A range of curatorial efforts have emerged in which objects and artefacts from various periods and art-historical and cultural contexts are combined in display, in an effort to question and expand traditional museological notions such as chronology, context, and category. Such experiments in transcending art-historical boundaries can potentially result in both fresh insights into the workings of entrenched historical presumptions and provide a space to reassess interpretations of individual objects in relation to their contexts and narratives.

The Transhistorical Museum is divided into 3 parts: Terminology & Theoretical Horizon; Art & Time; Curatorial Strategies. [publisher's note]

Published by Valiz, 2018
Design by Sam de Groot
Essays / Curatorial Studies / Art History

Price: 28€

WITTOCX, Eva; DEMEESTER, Ann; CARPREAU, Peter; BÜHLER, Melanie; KARSKENS, Xander (eds.) - The Transhistorical Museum. Mapping the Field