Exhibiting the German past : museums, film, and musealization / edited by Peter M. McIsaac and Gabriele Mueller.

Contributor(s): Mueller, Gabriele [editor.] | McIsaac, Peter M, 1968- [editor.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksGerman and European studies: Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2015Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781442620742; 1442620749Subject(s): Museums -- Social aspects -- Germany | Museum exhibits -- Social aspects -- Germany | Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- Germany | Collective memory -- GermanyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Exhibiting the German pastDDC classification: 069.0943 LOC classification: AM7Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: Featuring a wide range of valuable case studies, <em>Exhibiting the German Past</em> offers a unique perspective on the developing relationship between museums and visual media.
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Featuring a wide range of valuable case studies, <em>Exhibiting the German Past</em> offers a unique perspective on the developing relationship between museums and visual media.

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This collection of essays edited by McIsaac (Univ. of Michigan) and Mueller (York Univ., Canada) examines the interconnections, parallels, and distinctions between museums and film in creating memory and historical consciousness in German-language culture; until now, most scholarship has examined film and museums separately. The 12 essays cover a wide array of both well-known and lesser-known German films and museums, such as Wim Wenders's Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire), Uli Edel's Der Baader Meinhof Komplex, Berlin's DDR Museum, the BMW Welt and BMW Museum in Munich, and the 1937 exhibition Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art). Some current questions within German studies, film studies, and museum studies tackled include authenticity, authorship, cultural production, audience engagement, history vs. heritage, and "musealization" (referring to the increased number and widening scope of museums today and the role of traditional practices and objects in shaping historical knowledge). The panel of international contributors includes museum professionals and faculty affiliated with a wide variety of academic disciplines, including German literature, art history, history, sociology, and film. A comprehensive index and bibliography and helpful endnotes augment these illuminating, fully researched essays. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students; researchers/faculty; professionals/practitioners. --Brian W. Vetruba, Washington University in St. Louis

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McIsaacPeter M.:

Peter M. McIsaac is an associate professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and the Museum Studies Program at the University of Michigan.MuellerGabriele:

Gabriele Mueller is an associate professor of German Studies in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at York University.

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