By Reilley Bishop-Stall
Museums and Photography: Displaying Death
Elena Stylianou and Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert
Routledge Research in Museum Studies, 2017
“In essence, the images of death in a museum context question the communicative capacity and constraints of photography and the role of museums in elucidating the human condition. This book will likely stimulate some new thinking about death and its multi-layered meanings that define who we are.” – Vivian Ting Wing Yan, The Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong
About the Author
Elena Stylianou is Assistant Professor in Art History and Theory at European University Cyprus and the founder and coordinator of its Cultural Studies and Contemporary Arts Lab. She has taught in well-known museums in New York, such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Museum of the City of New York and has been involved in various curatorial projects. She has received several fellowships and awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship (USA) and an Art Table Museum Fellowship (USA).
Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert is Assistant Professor at the School of Fine and Applied Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology and the founder and coordinator of its Visual Sociology and Museum Studies Lab. Her previous books include The Political Museum (2016), Museums and Visitor Photography (2016) and Photography and Cyprus (2014). She has received several scholarships and awards, including a Smithsonian Fellowship in Museum Practice (USA) and a Fulbright Fellowship (USA).
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