Strange Museums: A Journey Through Poland

Author(s): Fiona McGregor

Biography / Memoir

The dictum goes: Go to the bars of a place to understand its living. Go to the museums to understand its dead. When Fiona McGregor, writer and performance artist, travelled to Poland in 2006 as a festival participant, it was her first visit to Eastern Europe. She had a remarkable vantage point to observe new formations in old Europe: economic, political, and personal. Fiona gets caught up watching and participating in a culture in change, where people are struggling to live well enough under capitalism and where old ideas are expressed in the extraordinary cluster of public museums she found. This is a travelogue of Poland from street level.


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General Fields

  • : 9781921401183
  • : UWA Publishing
  • : University of Western Australia Press
  • : September 2008
  • : 198mm X 133mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Fiona McGregor
  • : maps
  • : Travel writing; Cultural studies; Museums & museology
  • : 250
  • : 914.38