Museums And Photography: Displaying Death (2017)

Editors: Elena Stylianou & Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

Publisher: Routledge

Museum professionals are often faced with the complexities of displaying death through photography in a museum context. Aesthetic, political as well as ethical questions become prominent here. This edited volume combines a strong theoretical approach with about 20 international case studies in order to investigate the display of death in various types of museums (anthropology, history, art, ethnographic, and science museums). In doing so, it aims to significantly contribute to our understanding of the changing role of photography in museums, and of the shifting role of museums in engaging diverse audience with the narratives on display.