Scopic Regime and Organised Walking - a Typological Study on the Modern Museum

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Over the past two decades, a rich literature has emerged on the museum as a distinctive social phenomenon in modern society. The ideas and writings of social theorists Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu have been highly influential on writers such as Eilean Hooper-Greenhill, Tony Bennett and Carol Duncan who have tried to focus on the social function of changes in museum design . Hooper-Greenhill’s 1992 study ‘Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge’ analysed several European museums using Foucault’s concept of epistemes, and the way the epistemes have shaped knowledge.

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visitor experience, museums

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Huang, H., (2007) “Scopic Regime and Organised Walking - a Typological Study on the Modern Museum”, Opticon1826 2.

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Hsu Huang (UCL)

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