Includes bibliographical references (pages -168) and indexes.
1. Museums in an age of paradox -- 2. Museums don't matter? -- 3. Back to basics? -- 4. Stones can speak and objects sing -- 5. 'Sex and drugs and rock'n'roll ... and museums? -- 6. It's coming home, it's coming home, this football's coming home -- 7. Real things, real places, real people.
Museums and Popular Culture seeks to unravel the paradox that to adequately reflect popular culture museums may need to abandon their traditional form. This is a book which no one interested in museums can afford to ignore.