Liberating Culture

Author: Christina Kreps
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135133131
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Using examples of indigenous models from Indonesia, the Pacific, Africa and native North America, Christina Kreps illustrates how the growing recognition of indigenous curation and concepts of cultural heritage preservation is transforming conventional museum practice. Liberating Culture explores the similarities and differences between Western and non-Western approaches to objects, museums, and curation, revealing how what is culturally appropriate in one context may not be in another. For those studying museum culture across the world, this book is essential reading.

Heritage and Identity

Author: Marta Anico
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113405338X
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Heritage and Identity explores the complex ways in which heritage actively contributes to the construction and representation of identities in contemporary societies, providing a comprehensive account of the diverse conceptions of heritage and identity across different continents and cultures. This collection of thought-provoking articles from experts in the field captures the richness and diversity of the interlinked themes of heritage and identity. Heritage is more than a simple legacy from the past, and incorporates all elements, past and present, that have the ability to represent particular identities in the public sphere. The editors introduce and discuss a wide range of interconnected topics, including multiculturalism and globalization, local and regional identity, urban heritage, difficult memories, conceptions of history, ethnic representations, repatriation, ownership, controversy, contestation, and ethics and social responsibility. The volume places empirical data within a theoretical and analytical framework and presents an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the representation of the past, invaluable for anyone interested in heritage and museum studies.

Recoding the Museum

Author: Ross Parry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134259670
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Why has it taken so long to make computers work for the museum sector? And why are museums still having some of the same conversations about digital technology that they began back in the late 1960s? Does there continue to be a basic ‘incompatibility’ between the practice of the museum and the functions of the computer that explains this disconnect? Drawing upon an impressive range of professional and theoretical sources, this book offers one of the first substantial histories of museum computing. Its ambitious narrative attempts to explain a series of essential tensions between curatorship and the digital realm. Ultimately, it reveals how through the emergence of standards, increased coordination, and celebration (rather than fearing) of the ‘virtual’, the sector has experienced a broadening of participation, a widening of creative horizons and, ultimately, has helped to define a new cultural role for museums. Having confronted and understood its past, what emerges is a museum transformed – rescripted, re calibrated, rewritten, reorganised.

Indigenizing the Museum

Author: Majel Boxer
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This dissertation begins by situating decolonization as a theoretical tool in examining the tribal museum model. It argues that individuals, institutions, and communities engaged in tribal museum projects can uphold and perpetuate past museum methods of exhibition which were and are colonialist in nature. Thus, utilizing the theory of decolonization is important in the examination of two tribal museums; the Osage Tribal Museum, in Pawhuska, Oklahoma and the Museum at Warm Springs in Warm Springs, Oregon. The development of a decolonized tribal museum model is complicated by the notion that to be truly decolonized a colonized community can not be engaged with the very same institutions which have had a hand in their colonization. This dissertation is laid out in the following order: Chapter One examines the colonialist relationship between indigenous nations, museums, and the federal government in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; Chapter Two develops the theory of decolonization as it is understood within the U.S. context and underscores the various ways that two indigenous nations have negotiated these relationships and maintained their respective museums as sites of decolonization; Chapter Three, examines the early history of the Osage Tribal Museum which emerged in 1938 as the first tribal museum to be built by an indigenous nation; Chapter Four explores the Museum at Warm Springs and departs from the previous chapter by describing and analyzing the permanent exhibits and reading them through the lens of decolonization; finally, Chapter Five, draws upon the work of scholars employing the theory of decolonization to their reading of the NMAI. The purpose of this chapter is to illustrate the complex nature of decolonization. That is, that collaboration between the museum profession and indigenous communities is not decolonizing work; rather, it is the overarching goals of community empowerment, truth-telling, and privileging indigenous knowledge that are markers of decolonization. The dissertation concludes by asserting that decolonization as a theory and practice can be empowering to indigenous communities.

Decolonising conservation

Author: Dean Sully
Publisher: Left Coast Pr
ISBN: 9781598743098
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This book argues for an important shift in cultural heritage conservation, away from a focus on maintaining the physical fabric of material culture toward the impact that conservation work has on peopleas lives. In doing so, it challenges the commodification of sacred objects and places by western conservation thought and attempts to decolonize conservation practice. To do so, the authors examine conservation activities at Maori maraeameeting housesalocated in the US, Germany, and England and contrasts them with changes in marae conservation in New Zealand. A key case study is the Hinemihi meeting house, transported to England in the 1890s where it was treated as a curiosity by visitors to Clandon Park for over a century, and more recently as a focal point of cultural activity for UK Maori communities. Recent efforts to include various Maori stakeholder communities in the care of this sacred structure is a key example of community based conservation that can be replicated in heritage practice around the world.

Wege zu einem neuen Museum

Author: Victoria Newhouse
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783775707497
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Betr. u.a. Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Renzo Piano), Museum Jean Tinguely, Basel (Mario Botta), Sammlung Goetz, München (Herzog und de Meuron).

Museum frictions

Author: Ivan Karp
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
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Museum Frictionsis the third volume in a bestselling series on culture, society, and museums. The first two volumes in the series,Exhibiting CulturesandMuseums and Communities, have become defining books for those interested in the politics of museum display and heritage sites. Another classic in the making,Museum Frictionsis a lavishly illustrated examination of the significant and varied effects of the increasingly globalized world on contemporary museum, heritage, and exhibition practice. The contributors-scholars, artists, and curators-present case studies drawn from Africa, Australia, North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Together they offer a multifaceted analysis of the complex roles that national and community museums, museums of art and history, monuments, heritage sites, and theme parks play in creating public cultures.Whether contrasting the transformation of Africars"s oldest museum, the South Africa Museum, with one of its newest, the Lwandle Migrant Labor Museum; offering an interpretation of the audio guide at the Guggenheim Bilbao; reflecting on the relative paucity of art museums in Peru and Cambodia; considering representations of slavery in the United States and Ghana; or meditating on the ramifications of an exhibition of Australian aboriginal art at the Asia Society in New York City, the contributors highlight the frictions, contradictions, and collaborations emerging in museums and heritage sites around the world. The volume opens with an extensive introductory essay by Ivan Karp and Corinne A. Kratz, leading scholars in museum and heritage studies.Contributors. Tony Bennett, David Bunn, Gustavo Buntinx, Cuauhteacute;moc Camarena, Andrea Fraser, Martin Hall, Ivan Karp, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Corinne A. Kratz, Christine Mullen Kreamer, Joseph Masco, Teresa Morales, Howard Morphy, Ingrid Muan, Fred Myers, Ciraj Rassool, Vicente Razo, Fath Davis Ruffins, Lynn Szwaja, Krista A. Thompson, Leslie Witz, Tomaacute;s Ybarra-Frausto

Riches Rivals Radicals

Author: Marjorie Schwarzer
Publisher: Amer Alliance of Museums Press
ISBN: 9781933253053
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Highly illustrated, exhaustively researched, and eminently readable, Riches, Rivals and Radicals describes the rise of the museums in America from the early 20th century to the early 21st - a story that parallels the historic changes in the United States. Through the decades, museums transformed themselves from cabinets of curiosity to centers of civic pride and prestige, stewards of who and what we are, our shared heritage, good and bad. The museum story is "filled with many notable and even some notorious characters," writes Marjorie Schwarzer, chair of the museum studies department at John F. Kennedy University. "How the American museum got to where it is today has required a long journey, sometimes arduous, often fascinating." Published in celebration of AAM's centennial and The Year of the Museum.

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company
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