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

Label
Exhibiting madness in museums : remembering psychiatry through collections and display
Title
Exhibiting madness in museums
Title remainder
remembering psychiatry through collections and display
Statement of responsibility
edited by Catharine Coleborne and Dolly MacKinnon
Contributor
Subject
Genre
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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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
616.89
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC454.4
LC item number
.E95 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge research in museum studies
Series volume
4
Label
Exhibiting madness in museums : remembering psychiatry through collections and display, edited by Catharine Coleborne and Dolly MacKinnon
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Ways of Seeing and Remembering Psychiatry in the Museum. Seeing and Not Seeing Psychiatry -- Collecting Psychiatry's Past: Collectors and Their Collections of Psychiatric Objects in Western Histories -- Pictures of People, Pictures of Places: Photography and the Asylum -- The Ethics of Exhibiting Psychiatric Materials. pt. II. Material Culture and Memories of Madness. 'Always Distinguishable from Outsiders': Materialising Cultures of Clothing from Psychiatric Institutions -- Snatches of Music, Flickering Images and the Smell of Leather: The Material Culture of Recreational Pastimes in Psychiatric Collections in Scotland and Australia -- 'A Grave Injustice': The Mental Hospital and Shifting Sites of Memory -- Remembering Goodna: Stories from a Queensland Mental Hospital. pt. III. Bodies and Fragments. In the Interests of Science: Gathering Corpses from Lunatic Asylums -- The Anatomy Museum and Mental Illness: The Centrality of Informed Consent -- The Material and Visual Culture of Patients in a Contemporary Psychiatric Secure Unit
Control code
ocn783268964
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 218 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283460262
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b26690068
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)783268964
  • pebco0203807103

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