Representing the Sporting Past in Museums and Halls of Fame

Representing the Sporting Past in Museums and Halls of Fame

by Murray G. Phillips (Editor)


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We live in a "museum age," and sport museums are part of this phenomenon. In this book, leading international sport history scholars examine sport museums including renowned institutions like the Olympic Museum in the Swiss city of Lausanne, the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum in Baltimore, the Marylebone Cricket Club Museum in London, the Croke Park Museum in Dublin, and the Whyte Museum in Banff. These institutions are examined in a broad context of understanding sport museums as an identifiable genre in the "museum age", and more specifically in terms of how the sporting past is represented in these museums. Historians explain, debate and critique sport museums with the intention of understanding how this important form of public history represents sport for audiences who see museums as institutions that are inherently reliable and trustworthy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415719674
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/15/2013
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Murray G. Phillips is a senior lecturer in the School of Human Movement Studies.

Table of Contents

Foreword Kevin Moore. Introduction: Historians in Sport Museums Murray G. Phillips Making Meaning 1. A Racehorse in the Museum: Phar Lap and the New Museology Mark O’Neill and Gary Osmond 2. Beyond Sport Heroes’ Celebration: On the Use of Sportswear for Sport History Thierry Terret 3. Not So Much a Sport Museum: The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies Douglas A. Brown Corporate Museums 4. Croke Park: Museum, Stadium and Shrine for the Nation Mike Cronin 5. Le Musée Olympique: Epicentre of Olympic Evangelism Daryl Adair 6. Renamed, Refurbished and Reconstructionist: Comparisons and Contrasts in Four London Sports Museums Wray Vamplew Post-Museums 7. The Hall, Wall and Page of Fame Colin Tatz 8. Looking for the ‘Marvellous’ in Baltimore: A Sport History Sojourn Daniel A. Nathan 9. Bondi Park: Making, Practicing and Performing a Museum Douglas Booth 10. Lest We Forget: Public History and Racial Segregation in Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park Jaime Schultz. Conclusion Murray G. Phillips

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