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China in Britain: The representation of twentieth century Chinese art and culture in contemporary British museums

Barnes, Amy Jane (2003). China in Britain: The representation of twentieth century Chinese art and culture in contemporary British museums. Museological Review(9) pp. 1–15.

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Abstract

This article explores how twentieth century Chinese art and design, produced under the Communist regime, has been interpreted and displayed in contemporary museums. Museums act as both image-makers, and reflect the preconceptions and experiences of wider society. This article aims to establish a correlation between images of China in popular culture and the contemporary presentation of Chinese art and culture in museums. To these ends, the article will examine the interpretative approaches utilised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, chosen for the size, scope and international importance of its Chinese collections and the stated aims of its curatorial team to challenge existing perceptions of China.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2003 Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester
ISSN: 1354-5825
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Art History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 69046
Depositing User: Amy Jane Barnes
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2020 15:44
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2020 16:00
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/69046
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