Art History and Its Institutions: Foundations of a Discipline


Art History and Its Institutions focuses on the institutional discourses that shaped and continue to shape the field from its foundations in the nineteenth century. From museums and universities to law courts, labour organizations and photography studios, contributors examine a range of institutions, considering their impact on movements such as modernism; their role in conveying or denying legitimacy; and their impact on defining the parameters of the discipline.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Elizabeth Mansfield
  • Donald Preziosi
  • Andrew McClellan
  • Kathryn Brush
  • Philip Hotchkiss Walsh
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2002