Judging by the title itself, I` ve expected one sharp and brief theoretical analysis of the changed discourse in culture from classical one to contemporary one,consequence of which was changed way of expression according to the changed paradigm.
Surprisingly, on the first pages I` ve realized that the notion "contemporary" in this book means "in recent times", notion "cultures" means "societies from different geographical areas" and by " display ",exhibition in its pure technical sense is understood.
Instead of theoretical analysis you will mostly find descriptions , dates and detailed counting of museums that have changed the way of organization of their exhibitions, but rarely why and on what point, the paradigm in culture changed, having as a consequence different way of expressing ( i.e. displaying).
To be honest, this book can help to chronologically and geographically classify your knowledge of museums`way of organizing exhibitions in the period from the end of WWW II up to 1999, but to completely fulfill even this task, the book might have had more appropriate title that would not conduct the reader to the wrong conclusion about its genre.