Museums and the Public Sphere
Museums and the Public Sphere investigates the role of museums around the world as sites of democratic public space.
* Explores the role of museums around the world as sites of public discourse and democracy
* Examines the changing idea of the museum in relation to other public sites and spaces, including community cultural centers, public halls and the internet
* Offers a sophisticated portrait of the public, and how it is realized, invoked, and understood in the museum context
* Offers relevant case studies and discussions of how museums can engage with their publics' in more complex, productive ways