Beyond the Glass Case

The book is the result of a nationwide survey in the UK that measured public use of and attitudes to the past, archaeology and collecting.

Beyond the Glass Case

Author: Nick Merriman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315432951

Page: 200

View: 227

The book is the result of a nationwide survey in the UK that measured public use of and attitudes to the past, archaeology and collecting. The author reviews this research in the light of contemporary theory on ideology and representation and goes on to develop a convincing explanation for the failure of museums and similar institutions to connect with the majority of the public. Merriman marshals the empirical and theoretical work to make a powerful case for a new approach to attract the under served populations; one which encourages a view of the museum as a service helping its public to see, understand and engage with its own personal, local and multi-faceted past.

The Glass Cage

Now and then he raised his head and looked at the pressroom beyond the glass
partition . In his cage , he felt secure . No one paid any attention to him . They did
not look at him as if he were a man unlike other men . Was he ? Ever since his ...

The Glass Cage

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN:

Page: 148

View: 519

Emile literally lives in a glass cage where he works as a printer's proofreader. Little by little it is shown that Emile's passivity masks a subcutaneous rage that has built up since childhood. This study of a psychopath is one of Simenon's most chilling and compelling works.

Time Travel in Popular Media

When the couple moves from where the animals are displayed in the open to see
the ones behind glass, they peer into the case with the big cats. The camera
angle is then changed so that the vantage point is from behind the cats in the
case ...

Time Travel in Popular Media

Author: Matthew Jones

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786478071

Page: 325

View: 868

In recent years numerous films, television series, comic books, graphic novels and video games have featured time travel narratives, with characters jumping backward, forward and laterally through time. No rules govern time travel in these stories. Some characters move by machine, some by magic, others by unexplained means. Some time travelers can alter the timeline, while others are prevented from causing temporal aberrations. The fluid forms of imagined time travel have fascinated audiences and prompted debate since at least the 19th century. What is behind our fascination with time travel? What does it mean to be out of one's own era? How do different media tell these stories and what does this reveal about the media's relationship to time? This collection of new essays--the first to address time travel across a range of media--answers these questions by locating time travel narratives within their cultural, historical and philosophical contexts. Texts discussed include Doctor Who, The Terminator, The Georgian House, Save the Date, Back to the Future, Inception and Source Code.

Beyond the Bund

... sure I can get them to bring out the sort of thing one usually sees only in a
museum behind a glass case . ” My cue came then for she nodded at me , so I
rambled on about some of my rare finds ; the dreadful way the Peking Museum
was ...

Beyond the Bund

Author: Philip Kerby

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 272

View: 462

History and Heritage

Consuming the Past in Contemporary Culture John Arnold, Kate Davies, Simon
Ditchfield. References 11 12 ... Glass Case , Leicester University Press ,
Leicester , 1991 , p . 121 . Merriman , Beyond the Glass Case , p . 125 . R .
Schule , ed .

History and Heritage

Author: John Arnold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Page: 248

View: 301

Papers presented at the Conference, Consuming the past held at University of York, 29 November - 1 December 1996.

Telling Children about the Past

Merriman , N . 1991 Beyond the Glass Case . Leicester : Leicester University
Press . Moussouri , T . 1997 Family Agendas and Family Learning in Hands - On
Museums . ( Unpublished Doctoral Thesis ) Leicester : University of Leicester .

Telling Children about the Past

Author: Nena Galanidou

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN:

Page: 324

View: 924

The past is 'a foreign place' that contemporary societies can only reach by means of historical and archaeological inferences. When we report our findings and communicate such inferences to members of the public, it is important that we should recognize that children are a special case. Their cognitive abilities are different from those of adults: they must go through a period of apprenticeship in order to become capable of processing critically the information that is presented to them. Children are shown images of the past and told stories about it in various contexts that range from the formal and educational to the informal (for example, the genre of popular books, films and video games about antiquity). These images and stories, whether their source be a professional archaeologist, a teacher or simply an individual with a personal interest in the subject, all share a common factor: they must be fairly simple and easily available to the understanding of the age group at which they are aimed. Representations of this sort tend to ignore recent archaeological debate, continuing to purvey images of the past that are immediately recognizable from a modern perspective and may even actively reinforce that perspective. They are thus intimately connected with contemporary power strategies. This book brings together archeologists, historians, psychologists, and educators from different countries and academic traditions to address the many ways that we tell children about the (distant) past. The concern with this issue is founded on the principle that knowing the past is fundamentally important for human societies, as well as for individual development. The subject is introduced through a consideration of the cognitive and psychological processes that enable children to conceptualize a past at all. Then the many informal and formal contexts of telling are reviewed: digital and printed media, museums and cultural heritage sites, and schools and special classrooms. Benefits and disadvantages of various contexts and approaches are discussed, all seen through the eyes of professionals within these fields. Throughout this discussion, the authors expose many of unquestioned assumptions and preformed images that are routinely presented to contemporary children in narratives of the past. The contributors both examine the ways in which children come to grips with the past at the beginning of the 21st century and critically assess the many ways in which contemporary societies and an increasing number of commercial agents construct and use the past. Considering the widening gap between contemporary theoretical advances in archaeology and what is disseminated to the young, the question is raised about which past we want our children to inherit.

What is History Teaching

... past amongst museum visitors suggests that most people have very negative
images of the past and believe very strongly in linear progressions from a past of
poverty , deprivation and ill health : N . Merriman ( 1991 ) Beyond the Glass Case
 ...

What is History Teaching

Author: Chris Husbands

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 148

View: 906

This book draws together developments in a wide range of fields: in academic history, in the study of language and in classroom research on pupil learning, as the basis for a distinctive approach to the teaching and learning of history in school. Chris Husbands analyses four approaches to learning about the past: through looking at evidence, through the language of the past, through story and through the imagination. He emphasizes the ways in which pupils and historians structure their own interpretations of history and considers the implications for teachers by examining the ways in which classroom talk, writing and assessment can support the development of sophisticated understandings of the past.

Beyond

Though the glass case was locked , I still had on my keyring the means to open it
. It was , I thought , worth taking a moment's time out . I looked around carefully ,
but , though I did see something move behind me , on examination it turned out ...

Beyond

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 160

View: 717

The Awakening

Beyond these , a solitary glass - fronted rackRourke walked toward this and
examined what lay beyond the glass . Six Steyr ... Rourke turned around , his son
examining the long glass case on the opposite wall . Rourke looked back to the
rifle ...

The Awakening

Author: Jerry Ahern

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780821714782

Page: 235

View: 517

After almost five hundred years, life stirs in "The Retreat" and mankind's survivors will return to earth. John Rourke awaits them but so does a vicious enemy.

The Hills Beyond

So , soothing conscience with this sop of scorn , he went into the shop and stood
looking at the trays in the glass case and finally decided . Pointing with a slightly
grimy finger at the fresh - made tray of chocolate fudge , he said , “ I'll take fifteen
 ...

The Hills Beyond

Author: Thomas Wolfe

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 386

View: 130

Beyond the Cherubim

The Stallion's Head Ar the entrance , in the place of honor , where every visitor
every visitor to the gem room of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington must
see it , stands a special pedestal with a glass case upon it . In the glass case is
the ...

Beyond the Cherubim

Author: Oskar J. W. F. Hansen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 224

View: 456

Beyond Remembering

Beyond Remembering

Author: Al Purdy

Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company

ISBN:

Page: 606

View: 675

If you want to read some decent strong human stuff without fakery I'd say Al Purdy the Canadian. . . one of the few very good poets since 1900. -Charles Bukowski Purdy is one of the most substantial poets in English of the century. -Dennis Lee

Beyond this Limit

Caesar and Augustus shoved the limits back , but I don ' t think they ever went
past them , ' Phoebe said thoughtfully , “ and ... said the ticket - collector with a
satisfied buzz of his heel and cap wings , ' but it ' s awkward about the glass case
.

Beyond this Limit

Author: Wyndham Lewis

Publisher: London : J. Cape

ISBN:

Page: 88

View: 512

Amazing

familiar to Simpson . Outside the glass case " God ! The cost , it must be beyond
was a power - on switch and a joystick . belief . " “ Go ahead , try it , ” Fletcher
persuaded . " It won ' t be cheap , " Fletcher agreed , Simpson turned on the
switch .

Amazing

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Books in Print

Beyond the Glass Case : The Past , the Heritage & the Public . Nick Merriman .
200p . 1992. text ed . 59.00 ( 0-7185-1349-5 , Pub by Pinter Pubs UK ) St Martin
Beyond the Glitter . Gerald L. Wykoff . LC 81-69981 . ( Illus . ) . 216p . 1982. text
ed .

Books in Print

Author: Bowker Editorial Staff

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780835235037

Page: 13800

View: 121

Foreign Devils

A. I don't see the glass showcase in that picture , sir . ... You are looking directly at
the shattered glass case to which I alluded to just a moment ago . Now I ask you
whether the body of Harry C. Clark was behind that shattered glass case .

Foreign Devils

Author: May Holdsworth

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 298

View: 823

"This potpourri of reminiscences offers an authentic record of a period which saw expatriates change from being part of a dominant and privileged clique into a diffuse presence in a cosmopolitan city. It will delight anyone who has ever met, known, or been a foreign devil, as well as everyone who has ever visited Hong Kong."--BOOK JACKET.

Japanese Beyond Words

We have brought a portable radio , a cassette recorder , and a Japanese doll in a
glass case , ” said my boss . He was anxious to know if the gifts were sufficiently
high class for a lawyer . I explained the local rules on gifts as plainly as I could ...

Japanese Beyond Words

Author: Andrew Horvat

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Stone Bridge Press

ISBN:

Page: 176

View: 523

Learn language secrets that are the key to natural speech and winning Japanese.