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Capturing Performance at London’s Theatre Museum

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Abstract:

How to ‘transport people out of the ordinary and into a journey of the imagination’ is, in Margaret Benton’s view, the fundamental question facing theatre museums today. The solutions adopted by the Theatre Museum – the National Museum of the Performing Arts, in London, are thus well worth looking at. The author has been director of the museum since 1990. She was previously deputy director of the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford (1985–90), after ten years as a producer/director for BBC Television, and is the former president of the International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts (SIBMAS).

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0033.00087

Affiliations: Theatre Museum, 1E Tavistock Street, London, WC2E 7PA

Publication date: April 1, 1997

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