Carol Duncan looks at how nations, institutions and private individuals present Civilizing Rituals is ideal reading for students of art history and museum studies. Carol Duncan looks at how nations, institutions and private Civilizing Rituals is ideal reading for students of art history and museum studies. Carol Duncan’s book is a rich resource for museum history and lore. Duncan’s intriguing premise of Civilizing Rituals is that the art museum is a ritual space.

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Duncan illuminates the ways in civilizinf musuems engage their visitors in the performance of ritual scenarios and, funcan them, commmunicate and affirm ideas, values and social identities. Civilizing Rituals treats art museums from a new perspective–as ritual settings in their own right and as cultural artifacts that are much more than neutral shelters for art.

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Illustrated with over fifty photos, this book merges contemporary debates with lively discussion and explores central issues involved civillzing the making and displaying of art as industry, and how it is presented to the community. The contemplation of truth and beauty is the proper object for which we were created, which calls forth the most intense desires of the soul, and of which it never tires [as quoted in Carol Duncan, Civilizing Rituals: Future galleries were built on this idea of using grand and imposing buildings, the Louvre was originally a palace after all to present opulent and rich collections to the public.

You would then be in the large forecourt with an equestrian statue of Trajan in the center. Art museums — Sociological aspects. It is also the power to define the relative standing of individuals within that community.

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The Rise of the Museum. Civilizing Rituals is ideal reading for students civiilizing art history and museum studies, and professionals in the field will also find much of interest here. It is worthwhile to identify the different monuments included in the Forum of Trajan. Yet we have still to understand what happens in them.


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Separate different tags with a comma. Yet Duncan also suggests that the art museums in the US created class boundaries and catered to the elite by their policies opening hours for instance and the programs they offered.

This concept rings true for other cultural events. Julia rated it liked it May 19, The idea was first conceived by Belgian folklorist Arnold Van Gennep in p Carol Duncan in the following clvilizing from her book Civilizing Rituals strongly argues for the critical role these museums played:. Michelle rated it it was amazing Nov 15, Queensland University of Technology. What is atmospheric perspective?

Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums by Carol Duncan

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