Norrie, H, Urban narratives: museums as iconic symbols and agents of civic experience, Proceedings of the 13th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference, 31 January-3 February 2016, Gold Coast, Queensland, pp. 312-325. ISBN 9780646956893 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]
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Museums have become a key part of this processes, with contemporary museum architecture frequently traded as a symbol of cultural capital in the global ‘iconomy’, an image economy in which symbolic exchanges between people, things, ideas, interest groups, and cultures take predominantly visual form. However, museums are also involved in the development of broader cultural narratives that convey and interpret meaning, and they also create spaces of social engagement. This paper considers how three leading international museums have provided alternative was to understand the iconic role of museums as civic buildings. It examines how the British Museum, the Museum of Scotland and the Jewish Museum Berlin each question the role of iconic architecture in creating cultural meaning as part of the conceived, perceived and lived civic experience.
|Item Type:||Refereed Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||urban, civic, museums, architecture|
|Research Division:||Built Environment and Design|
|Research Group:||Urban and Regional Planning|
|Research Field:||Urban Design|
|Objective Division:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Group:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Field:||Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design|
|UTAS Author:||Norrie, H (Ms Helen Norrie)|
|Deposited By:||Architecture and Design|
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