Museums and Restitution

Author: Louise Tythacott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317092856
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book examines contemporary approaches to restitution from the perspective of museums. It focuses on the ways in which these institutions have been addressing the subject at a regional, national and international level. In particular, it explores contemporary practices and recent claims, and investigates to what extent the question of restitution as an issue of ownership is still at large, or whether museums have found additional ways to conceptualise and practice restitution, by thinking beyond the issue of ownership. The challenges, benefits and drawbacks of recent and current museum practice are explored. At the same time, the book discusses how these museum practices are received , and informed, by source communities, institutional and governmental agendas and visitors' expectations in order to explore issues of authority, collaboration and shared or conflicting values between the different communities involved in the process. This important book will contribute to the developing body of literature that academics, professionals, policy makers and students can refer to in order to understand how restitution has been negotiated, 'materialised', practiced and evaluated within museums.

Inside the Lost Museum

Author: Steven Lubar
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674971043
Format: PDF
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Museum lovers know that energy and mystery run through every exhibition. Steven Lubar explains work behind the scenes—collecting, preserving, displaying, and using art and artifacts in teaching, research, and community-building—through historical and contemporary examples, especially the lost but reimagined Jenks Museum at Brown University.

Collecting and Displaying China s Summer Palace in the West

Author: Louise Tythacott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135162489X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China—the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the "Summer Palace," this site consisted of thousands of buildings housing a vast art collection. It is estimated that over a million objects may have been taken from the palaces in the Yuanmingyuan—and many of these are now scattered around the world, in private collections and public museums. With contributions from leading specialists, this is the first book to focus on the collecting and display of "Summer Palace" material over the past 150 years in museums in Britain and France. It examines the way museums placed their own cultural, political and aesthetic concerns upon Yuanmingyuan material, and how displays—especially those at the Royal Engineers Museum in Kent, the National Museum of Scotland and the Musée Chinois at the Château of Fontainebleau—tell us more about European representations and images of China, than they do about the Yuanmingyuan itself.

Der Bilderatlas Mnemosyne

Author: Martin Warnke
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783050059648
Format: PDF, ePub
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Der Bilderatlas ist eine Zusammenstellung von etwa 2000 Bildern aus Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte in etwa sechzig Tafeln, mit denen Warburg sein Lebenswerk zusammenfassen und krönen wollte. Die Erarbeitung hat die letzten Jahre seines Lebens in Anspruch genommen, ist jedoch bei seinem Tode Fragment geblieben. Die Edition in der Studienausgabe möchte nicht, wie es geschehen ist, mit eigener Phantasie und Assoziation das Werk und die Bildtafeln um allerlei Texte ergänzen, sondern gibt das gewaltige Fragment in der Form wieder, in der Warburg es hinterlassen hat. Obwohl schon die Zeitgenossen große Hoffnung in dieses Werk gesetzt hatten und obwohl die Mitarbeiter der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Bibliothek Warburg auch noch nach der Übersiedlung nach London den "Atlas" zu edieren versuchten, ist es nie zu einer angemessenen Veröffentlichung des Materials gekommen.

Material turn Feministische Perspektiven auf Materialit t und Materialismus

Author: Imke Leicht
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 3847404067
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Das Thema Materialität wird innerhalb feministischer Forschungen in den letzten Jahren erneut diskutiert. Vor dem Hintergrund des material turn widmet sich der Band aktuellen Auseinandersetzungen mit Materialität und Materialismus. Dabei sollen zum einen bestehende Konfliktfelder zwischen Diskurs und Materialität sowie Struktur, Handlungsfähigkeit und Subjektivität aus feministischer Perspektive aufgezeigt werden. Zum anderen strebt der Band an, Potenziale einer verbindenden Perspektive auf 'neue' und 'alte' Konzeptionen von Materialität und Materialismen innerhalb feministischer Theorien und Praxen kritisch auszuloten.