Bringing together essays by museum professionals and academics from both sides of the Atlantic, Art and its Publics tackles current issues confronting the museum community and seeks to further the debate between theory and practice around the most pressing of contemporary concerns. * Brings together essays that focus on the interface between the art object, its site of display, and the viewing public. * Tackles issues confronting the museum community and seeks to further the debate between theory and practice. * Presents a cross--section of contemporary concerns with contributions from museum professionals as well as academics. * Part of the New Interventions in Art History series, published in conjunction with the Association of Art Historians.