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Donatien Grau: Living Museums : Conversations with Leading Museum Directors

Donatien Grau: Living Museums : Conversations with Leading Museum Directors

Publisher : Hatje Cantz
SKU: 9783775747530
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Between a Temple of Art and a Big Event As places to enjoy art, as well as institutions that have become historic, museums can also be examined through the question of who exactly heads up these temples of art. What kinds of personalities have guided the fates of these large, traditional institutions? How have they done so, and what has motivated them? What galvanizes international curators or museum employees, and how have they risen to the challenge of opening their organizations to increasi
November, 2020
Between a Temple of Art and a Big Event As places to enjoy art, as well as institutions that have become historic, museums can also be examined through the question of who exactly heads up these temples of art. What kinds of personalities have guided the fates of these large, traditional institutions? How have they done so, and what has motivated them? What galvanizes international curators or museum employees, and how have they risen to the challenge of opening their organizations to increasingly large numbers of visitors? Donatien Grau has conducted impressive conversations with influential museum operators. We have him to thank for these personal, art historical, cultural-political, and timely insights into museum operations, the histories of various institutions, and their leaders' very personal attitudes toward art. This volume reads like a detective story about the mediation efforts of museums and the personal motives behind them. Interviews with MICHEL LACLOTTE, Director of the Louvre, Paris, 1987-1995; SIR ALAN BOWNESS, Director of the Tate, London, 1980-1988; SIR TIMOTHY CLIFFORD, Director of the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1984-2006; PHILIPPE DE MONTEBELLO, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1977-2009; IRINA ANTONOVA, Director of the Pushkin Museum, Moscow, 1961-2013; PETER-KLAUS SCHUSTER, General Director of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 1998-2008; SIR MARK JONES, Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2001-2011; TOM KRENS, Director of the Guggenheim Museum, New York, Venice, and Bilbao, 1988-2008; WILFRIED SEIPEL, General Director of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 1998-2008; HENRI LOYRETTE, Director of the Musee d'Orsay, Paris (1994-2001), and the Louvre, Paris (2001-2013). DONATIEN GRAU is a newspaper art critic, a museum curator, and a university teacher. His lively and clever voice has a firm place in the field of art.
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ISBN13 9783775747530
Publisher Hatje Cantz
Contributor Edited by Donatien Grau, By (author) Irina Antonova, By (author) Alan Bowness, By (author) Timothy Clifford, By (author) Mark Jones, By (author) Michel Laclotte, By (author) Henri Loyrette, By (author) Philippe de Montebello, By (author) Peter-Klaus Schuster, By (author) Wilfried Seipel
Publication Date 2020-09-24
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 320
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 190 X 120 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 350
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Between a Temple of Art and a Big Event As places to enjoy art, as well as institutions that have become historic, museums can also be examined through the question of who exactly heads up these temples of art. What kinds of personalities have guided the fates of these large, traditional institutions? How have they done so, and what has motivated them? What galvanizes international curators or museum employees, and how have they risen to the challenge of opening their organizations to increasingly large numbers of visitors? Donatien Grau has conducted impressive conversations with influential museum operators. We have him to thank for these personal, art historical, cultural-political, and timely insights into museum operations, the histories of various institutions, and their leaders' very personal attitudes toward art. This volume reads like a detective story about the mediation efforts of museums and the personal motives behind them. Interviews with MICHEL LACLOTTE, Director of the Louvre, Paris, 1987-1995; SIR ALAN BOWNESS, Director of the Tate, London, 1980-1988; SIR TIMOTHY CLIFFORD, Director of the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1984-2006; PHILIPPE DE MONTEBELLO, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1977-2009; IRINA ANTONOVA, Director of the Pushkin Museum, Moscow, 1961-2013; PETER-KLAUS SCHUSTER, General Director of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 1998-2008; SIR MARK JONES, Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2001-2011; TOM KRENS, Director of the Guggenheim Museum, New York, Venice, and Bilbao, 1988-2008; WILFRIED SEIPEL, General Director of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 1998-2008; HENRI LOYRETTE, Director of the Musee d'Orsay, Paris (1994-2001), and the Louvre, Paris (2001-2013). DONATIEN GRAU is a newspaper art critic, a museum curator, and a university teacher. His lively and clever voice has a firm place in the field of art.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9783775747530
Publisher Hatje Cantz
Contributor Edited by Donatien Grau, By (author) Irina Antonova, By (author) Alan Bowness, By (author) Timothy Clifford, By (author) Mark Jones, By (author) Michel Laclotte, By (author) Henri Loyrette, By (author) Philippe de Montebello, By (author) Peter-Klaus Schuster, By (author) Wilfried Seipel
Publication Date 2020-09-24
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 320
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 190 X 120 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 350
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