Conn's Late Victorian Wrold

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Conn “Museums and the Late Victorian World”  00:53 1 Museum objects should be illustrations of facts or exponents of ideas open books in which stories would be able to reveal themselves 2.  Knowledge containd visually was not culturally or linguistically bound  (6) 3. Glass cases forced visitors to stare at objects and to consider them first on their own  terms and then in relation to neighboring objects (8) metaphorically served as windows onto that world  4. Foucault’s idea that none of the categories and classifications into hwhihc human  experience and understanding have been put represent natural, essential, or timeless  truth (11)  museums job to represent self-evident truths about the world  knowledge = commodity museum offers (but why commodity?)  5.  Human mind has an inherent tendency to impose order upon the chaos of its  environment by classifying its contents, and without the classifcaiton knowledge 
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2012 for the course AMCULT 231 taught by Professor Vicentem.diaz during the Fall '05 term at University of Michigan.

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