For quite a long time medieval works were t always recognized as art. They found their way into museums only with resistance, at first even as proof of their inferiority. Creating suitable presentations of these works remains a challenge for curators and collections to this day. This analysis of presentation methods, in the context of exhibitions, traces how museums have treated the Middle Ages from the early modern period to the present, and investigates a change in perception towards medieval imagery. It provides insights into the tasks and claims of the current museum culture, our concepts of art, and our ideas about the right way of dealing with history. The book includes articles in English, French and German language.
Dr. Wolfgang Bruckle studied art history in Marburg, Dijon and Hamburg. After working as an assistant curator at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart from 1999 to 2001, Bruckle taught art history at the universities of Stuttgart, Bern, Essex, and Zurich before becoming a senior lecturer at the Hochschule Luzern Kunst & Design in 2013. Dr. Pierre Alain Mariaux studied art history before becoming a teaching assistant at the University of Lausanne, 1989-1995. He was appointed professor for medieval art at the University of Neuchatel in 2007. Dr. Daniela Mondini lives in Zurich and Lugano. She was an SNSF professor from 2010 to 2012 SNSF and became, in 2012, associated professor at the Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio, Universita della Svizzera italians.
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Paperback / softback
Fine Arts / Art History
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Daniela Mondini, Pierre Alain Mariaux, Wolfgang Bruckle