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The Museum: From its Origins to the 21st Century

Author/EditorOwen Hopkins (Author)
ISBN: 9780711254565
Pub Date12/10/2021
BindingHardback
Pages320
Dimensions (mm)305(h) * 248(w)
Visited by millions around the world every year, discover the untold story of The Museum, one of mankind's most essential creations.
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Visited by millions around the world every year, discover the untold story of The Museum, one of mankind's most essential creations.

Using examples of the greatest cultural institutions to shape the narrative, this book outlines the history of the museum movement, tracking the evolution from princely collections in Europe and the Enlightenment's classically inspired temples of curiosities, via the public museums of the late nineteenth century, on to today's global era oficonic buildings designed by the world's leading architects.

Over the course of five chapters filled with stunning imagery that highlights the beauty of these venerated buildings, the origins of key institutions are revealed, including:

  • Louvre
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • British Museum
  • Tate Modern
  • Hermitage
  • Guggenheim
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • Acropolis Museum


Also outlined are the motivations of the architects, curators and patrons who have shaped how we experience the modern museum, a cast that includes names such as King George II, Napoleon, Henry Clay Frick, Peggy Guggenheim, Andrew Carnegie, Alfred Barr, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry, Richard Rogers, Nicholas Serota and Zaha Hadid.

By examining how these venues became intrinsic to our shared cultural experience, analysing the changing roles they play in society and questioning what the future holds in a digital age, this book is for anyone who has stood in awe at the spectacle of a museum.

Visited by millions around the world every year, discover the untold story of The Museum, one of mankind's most essential creations.

Using examples of the greatest cultural institutions to shape the narrative, this book outlines the history of the museum movement, tracking the evolution from princely collections in Europe and the Enlightenment's classically inspired temples of curiosities, via the public museums of the late nineteenth century, on to today's global era oficonic buildings designed by the world's leading architects.

Over the course of five chapters filled with stunning imagery that highlights the beauty of these venerated buildings, the origins of key institutions are revealed, including:

  • Louvre
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • British Museum
  • Tate Modern
  • Hermitage
  • Guggenheim
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • Acropolis Museum


Also outlined are the motivations of the architects, curators and patrons who have shaped how we experience the modern museum, a cast that includes names such as King George II, Napoleon, Henry Clay Frick, Peggy Guggenheim, Andrew Carnegie, Alfred Barr, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry, Richard Rogers, Nicholas Serota and Zaha Hadid.

By examining how these venues became intrinsic to our shared cultural experience, analysing the changing roles they play in society and questioning what the future holds in a digital age, this book is for anyone who has stood in awe at the spectacle of a museum.

Owen Hopkins is an architectural historian and Director of the Farrell Centre at Newcastle University. He was previously Senior Curator of Exhibitions and Education at Sir John Soane's Museum and before that Architecture Programme Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, both in London. He has written six books, including Reading Architecture: A Visual Lexicon, and Lost Futures, an examination of the disappearing architecture of post-war Britain. He is also a regular commentator on architecture in newspapers, magazines, radio and television.

North America: 1. Smithsonian, Washington DC (mentions of National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoological Park, the Freer Gallery, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden) 2. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC 3. American Museum of Natural History 4. Frick Museum, NYC 5. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston 6. Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard, Boston 7. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 8. Guggenheim, NYC 9. Carnegie Museums, Pittsburg 10. Contemporary Arts Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio 11. Denver Art Museum 12. SFMOMA, San Francisco 13. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth 14. MOCA, LA 15. The National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC 16. Milwaukee Art Museum 17. Figge Art Museum, Iowa 18. St Louis Art Museum, Missouri 19. de Young Museum in San Francisco 20. Anchorage Museum, Alaska 21. The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa 22. Royal Ontario Museum 23. Museum National des Beaux Arts, Quebec 24. Art Gallery of Ontario UK: 25. Tate Modern, London 26. National Gallery, London 27. British Museum, London 28. Royal Academy, London 29. Sir John Soane's Museum, London 30. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 31. Imperial War Museum, Manchester 32. Manchester Art Gallery 33. Tate Liverpool 34. National Glass Centre, Sunderland 35. BALTIC, Newcastle 36. New Art Gallery, Walsall 37. Turner Contemporary, Margate 38. River and Rowing Museum, Henley 39. Hepworth, Wakefield Europe: 40. Le Louvre, Paris, France 41. Galerie du Temps, Louvre Lens, France 42. Pompidou Centre, Paris, France 43. Carre d'Art, Nimes, France 44. Musee de Confluences, Lyon, France 45. Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain 46. Prado, Madrid, Spain 47. Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain 48. The Uffizi, Florence, Italy 49. The Vatican Museum, Rome, Italy 50. MAXXI Rome, Italy 51. Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography, Rome, Italy 52. MUDEC, Milan, Italy 53. New Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece 54. Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany 55. Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany 56. Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany 57. Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany 58. James-Simon-Galerie, Berlin, Germany 59. Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany 60. Abteiberg Museum in Moenchengladbach, Germany 61. Neue Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany 62. Museum of Modern Literature, Marbach, Germany 63. Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany 64. Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany 65. Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden 66. The Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia 67. Garage Museum, Moscow, Russia 68. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Holland 69. Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, Holland 70. Groninger Museum, Groningen, Holland 71. Belvedere, Vienna, Austria 72. Weltmuseum, Vienna, Austria 73. Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria 74. Heydar Aliyev Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan 75. Museum of Natural Sciences of Belgium, Brussels 76. Zoological Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark Rest of World: 77. Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 78. Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, Brazil 79. Museum of Black Civilisations, Dakar, Senegal 80. National Museum of China, Beijing, China 81. The Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China 82. China Art Palace, Shanghai, China 83. Guangzhou Opera House, China 84. Ordos Museum, Inner Mongolia, China 85. Qujing History Museum, YunnanProvince, China 86. Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, China 87. Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Centre, Hunan Province, China 88. Nanjing Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing China 89. Ningbo History Museum, Zhejiang Province, China 90. V&A, Shenzen, China 91. West Bund Mu

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