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GENDER, SEXUALITY AND MUSEUMS: A ROUTLEDGE READER, AMY K. LEVIN (ED.) London and New York: Routledge (2010), 336 pp., ISBN: 0415554926, Paperback, $49.95

RE-PRESENTING DISABILITY: ACTIVISM AND AGENCY IN THE MUSEUM, RICHARD SANDELL, JOCELYN DODD AND ROSEMARIE GARLAND-THOMPSON (EDS) London and New York: Routledge (2010), 284 pp., Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-415-49473-1, $42.95

THE STORY OF IRISH MUSEUMS 1790-2000: CULTURE, IDENTITY AND EDUCATION, MARIE BOURKE Cork: Cork University Press (2011), ISBN: 978-1-8591-8475-2, 594 pp., Hardcover, US$59.00

'CURATING ARCHITECTURE', LOG, 20, CYNTHIA DAVIDSON (ED.) Fall (2010), 168 pp., ISSN: 1547-4690, $15.00

FRANKLIN FURNACE AND THE SPIRIT OF THE AVANT-GARDE: A HISTORY OF THE FUTURE, TONI SANT London: Intellect Books (2011), 184 pp., Paperback, ISBN: 978-1841503714, £24.95

Document Type: Book Review

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/jcs.1.3.383_5

Affiliations: 1: University of Waterloo 2: OCAD University 3: Independent Critic 4: Stony Brook University

Publication date: December 5, 2012

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  • The Journal of Curatorial Studies is an international, peer-reviewed publication that explores the cultural functioning of curating and its relation to exhibitions, institutions, audiences, aesthetics and display culture. The journal takes a wide perspective in the inquiry into what constitutes "the curatorial." Curating has evolved considerably from the connoisseurship model of arranging objects to now encompass performative, virtual and interventionist strategies. While curating as a spatialized discourse of art objects remains important, the expanded cultural practice of curating not only produces exhibitions for audiences to view, but also plays a catalytic role in redefining aesthetic experience, framing cultural conditions in institutions and communities, and inquiring into constructions of knowledge and ideology.
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