本文(上)篇介紹了卡蘿．鄧肯(Carol Duncan)在《趨向文明的儀式：探索公立美術館》(Civilizing Rituals : Inside Public Art Museums)(1995年由Routledge初版)書中的〈從貴族的藝品展示館到公立美術館：羅浮宮及倫敦國家藝廊〉(From the Princely Gallery to the Public Art Museum. The Louvre and the National Gallery, London)一文的前半部分，圍繞在羅浮宮從原本的貴族收藏轉為公立美術館的進程，由此演繹政治與文化的可能連結。【註1】在此，(下)篇將介紹該文的第二部分，以倫敦國家藝廊為分析對象。
Art Museums as a Site for Civilizing Rituals－Carol Duncan on Public Art Museums and State Politics (Part II)
Part I〔1〕is an introduction to the first part of Carol Duncan’s essay, ‘From the Princely Gallery to the Public Art Museum. The Louvre and the National Gallery, London’, in Civilizing Rituals : Inside Public Art Museums(1995, Routledge)where she elaborates on the political and ideological meanings implied in the foundation of the Louvre Museum, i.e., the conversion of French kings’ collections into a public art museum.In Part II, we will look at the second part of Duncan’s essay which focuses on the interrelationships between politics and culture in England that are involved in the founding process of the National Gallery in London.
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