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Curating Pop: Exhibiting Popular Music in the Museum

  • Author: Baker, Sarah
  • Author: Istvandity, Lauren
  • Author: Nowak, Raphael
[Contributes] to an ongoing body of academic knowledge, in generating typologies that would be useful for further research



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  • List of figures and tables Acknowledgments
  • 1. Curatorial practice in popular music museums: an introduction
  • 2. Canonic representations: the celebration of dominant (and hidden) histories
  • 3. Selling the museum experience: curation, economies, and visitor experience
  • 4. Popular music and place: local, national and global stories
  • 5. Treating objects like art: curating material culture
  • 6. Telling stories: narratives of popular music's past
  • 7. Curator subjectivity: influence and bias in popular music exhibitions
  • 8. Living history: nostalgia as affective curatorial practice
  • 9. Managing the music: Sound in the popular music museum
  • 10. Beyond the typology: concluding thoughts References Index Museums covered: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (Nashville, United States) Arts Centre Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia) KD's Elvis Presley Museum (Hawera, North Island, New Zealand) Pow