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The Resource Exhibiting madness in museums : remembering psychiatry through collections and display, edited by Catharine Coleborne and Dolly MacKinnon

Exhibiting madness in museums : remembering psychiatry through collections and display, edited by Catharine Coleborne and Dolly MacKinnon

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Exhibiting madness in museums : remembering psychiatry through collections and display
Title
Exhibiting madness in museums
Title remainder
remembering psychiatry through collections and display
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edited by Catharine Coleborne and Dolly MacKinnon
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Language
eng
Summary
While much has been written on the history of psychiatry, remarkably little has been written about psychiatric collections or curating. Exhibiting Madness in Museums offers a comparative history of independent and institutional collections of psychiatric objects in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. Leading scholars in the field investigate collectors, collections, their display, and the reactions to exhibitions of the history of insanity. Linked to the study of medical museums this work broadens the study of the history of psychiatry by investigating the significance and importance of the role of twentieth-century psychiatric communities in the preservation, interpretation and representation of the history of mental health through the practice of collecting. In remembering the asylum and its different communities in the twentieth century, individuals who lived and worked inside an institution have struggled to preserve the physical character of their world. This collection of essays considers the way that collections of objects from the former psychiatric institution have played a role in constructions of its history. It historicises the very act of collecting, and also examines ethical problems and practices which arise from these activities for curators and exhibitions.--
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Coleborne, Catharine
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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MacKinnon, Dolly
Series statement
Routledge research in museum studies
Series volume
4
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  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Mentally ill
  • Museums
  • Museum exhibits
  • Material culture
Label
Exhibiting madness in museums : remembering psychiatry through collections and display, edited by Catharine Coleborne and Dolly MacKinnon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-210) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: Ways of Seeing and Remembering Psychiatry in the Museum -- Part II: Material Culture and Memories of Madness -- Part III: Bodies and Fragments
Control code
FIEb17654580
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 218 pages
Isbn
9780415880923
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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n
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illustrations
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  • 019229467
  • (Uk)015785452
  • (OCoLC)641536320
Label
Exhibiting madness in museums : remembering psychiatry through collections and display, edited by Catharine Coleborne and Dolly MacKinnon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: Ways of Seeing and Remembering Psychiatry in the Museum -- Part II: Material Culture and Memories of Madness -- Part III: Bodies and Fragments
Control code
FIEb17654580
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 218 pages
Isbn
9780415880923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 019229467
  • (Uk)015785452
  • (OCoLC)641536320

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