September 7, 2017, by Franziska Koch

ANN: Member Publication – Jane Chin Davidson: “Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum”, ed. volume, Routledge 2017

ReNetMoCoCA member Jane Chin Davidson has just released the book “Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum” at Routledge Publishers which provides new thinking on exhibitions of global art and world art in relation to university museums.

Taking The Fowler Museum at UCLA, USA, as its central subject, this edited collection traces how university museum practices have expanded the understanding of the ‘art object’ in recent years. It is argued that the meaning of cultural objects infused with the heritage and identity of ‘global culture’ has been developed substantially through the innovative approaches of university scholars, museum curators, and administrators since the latter part of the twentieth century. Through exploring the ways in which universities and their museums have overseen changes in the global context for art, this edited collection initiates a larger dialogue and inquiry into the value and contribution of the empirical model.

The volume includes a full-colour photo essay by Marla C. Berns on the Fowler Museum’s ‘Fowler at Fifty’ project, as well as contributions from Donald Preziosi, Catherine M. Cole, Lothar von Falkenhausen, Claire Farago, Selma Holo, and Gemma Rodrigues. It is important reading for professionals, scholars and advanced students alike.

Table of Contents
Introduction, A Critical Conversation: Global/World Art and the University Museum
Chapter 1. Marla C. Berns, Fowler at Fifty: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Photographic Essay: Fowler at Fifty
Chapter 2. Donald Preziosi, In the Light of the Fowler: Art, History, Museology, and…
Chapter 3. Jane Chin Davidson, Global Art and World Art: an Update on Art and Anthropology in the University Museum
Chapter 4. Gemma Rodrigues, African Art and Art History’s Global Turn
Chapter 5. Lothar von Falkenhausen, East Asian Art History at UCLA: Its Development and Current Challenges
Chapter 6. Claire Farago, Imagining Art History Otherwise
Chapter 7. Catherine M. Cole, Time Slip: Fiat Lux Redux/Remix as University-Museum Social Practice
Chapter 8. Selma Holo, Public Trust: The Museum and the University
Chapter 9. Sandra Esslinger, Other Possible Worlds: The Global University Museum and Its Subjects


Jane Chin Davidson and Sandra Esslinger (eds.)

Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum
July 11, 2017 by Routledge
Reference – 196 Pages
ISBN 9781138656826 – CAT# Y229346
Series: Routledge Research in Museum Studies

Find out more about the edited volume here.

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