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In much the same vein, Forster-Hahn (1995) describes the increased critical attention to the social and political implications of collecting and presentation of art and artifacts in ways that shape knowledge and perception, and a decline in the emphasis on analyzing the art per se as an object of knowledge. Using examples from the history of national museums and expositions, Forster-Hahn characterizes curators/museum directors as agents of meaning and mission as much as custodians of artifacts and aesthetics, with social and political agency the more compelling subject for contemporary (postmodern) critics than the artifacts themselves. Social, financial, and political concerns external to the museum venue may impinge on the educational experience, whether exhibitions adapt to or deliberately challenge such concerns.
Lewis, R., Nason, J. D., Wright, R. K., Combs, D. J., Muscat, Ann M. (1994, May-June). New curator. Museum News, 73, 40-43; 57-64.
Williams, B. L. (1997, Fall). Recent changes in museum education with regard to museum-school partnerships and discipline-based art education. Visual Arts Research, 23, 83-88.
Alexander, V. D. (1996, January). Pictures at an exhibition: Conflicting pressures in museums and the display of art. The American Journal of Sociology, 101, 797-811.
Malaro, M.C. (1994). Museum governance: Mission, ethics, policy. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.