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The First Modern Museums of Art: The Birth of an Institution in 18th- and Early-19th-Century Europe.
Paul, Carole ed.
The First Modern Museums of Art: The Birth of an Institution in 18th- and Early-19th-Century Europe.
In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the first modern, public museums of art-civic, state, or national-appeared throughout Europe, setting a standard for the nature of such institutions that has made its influence felt to the present day. Although the emergence of these museums was an international development, their shared history has not been systematically explored until now. Taking up that project, this volume includes chapters on fifteen of the earliest and still major examples, from the Capitoline Museum in Rome, opened in 1734, to the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, opened in 1836. These essays consider a number of issues, such as the nature, display, and growth of the museums' collections and the role of the institutions in educating the public.

Category: Architecture, History & Theory
Binding: Cl.
Pages: 368 pp
Publisher: Getty Publications.
Year: 2012
Publication Place: Los Angeles,
ISBN: 9781606061206
Book Id: 93292

Price: $50.00

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