Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2010

240 Pages | 55 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719079337

Bookseller Code (06)


Art, museums and touch

Fiona Candlin

Published by Manchester University Press

Rethinking Arts Histories MUP

  • Contests prevalent ideas of museums as spaces of visual learning by demonstrating the importance of touch within professional museum practice and for the visitors' engagement with the collections
  • A challenging riposte to art histories that claim art as a visual media A critical response to current education initiatives within museums: shows how the use of touch within access provision has limited potential and in many cases actively perpetuates structures of exclusion
  • Rethinks museum history, foregrounding different practices and people to those conventionally considered

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