Museums and Source Communities

A Routledge Reader

Author: Alison K. Brown,Laura Peers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134463782

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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This volume combines some of the most influential published research in this emerging field with newly commissioned essays on the issues, problems and lessons involved in collaborating museums and source communities. Focusing on museums in the UK, North America and the Pacific, the book highlights three areas which demonstrate the new developments most clearly: the museum as field site or 'contact zone' - a place which source community members enter for purposes of consultation and collaboration visual repatriation - the use of photography to return images of ancestors, historical moments and material heritage to source communities exhibition case studies - these are discussed to reveal the implications of cross-cultural and collaborative research for museums, and how such projects have challenged established attitudes and practices. As the first overview of its kind, this collection will be essential reading for museum staff working with source communities, for community members involved with museum programmes, and for students and academics in museum studies and social anthropology.

Dauerausstellungen

Schlaglichter auf ein Format

Author: Bettina Habsburg-Lothringen

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839418739

Category: Art

Page: 396

View: 9185

Dauerausstellungen, Schausammlungen, ständige Ausstellungen - Präsentationsformen, in denen Objekte aus musealen Sammlungen auf Dauer veröffentlicht und im Zusammenhang gedeutet werden, gelten als wesentlich für die Identität von Museen. Nicht zuletzt scheinen zentrale gesellschaftliche Funktionen der Institution an ihre Existenz und Kontinuität gebunden. Dieser Band zeigt die Entwicklung der ständigen Ausstellungen in den diversen Sparten auf und geht in Gesprächen mit Museumsverantwortlichen und Experten aktuellen Trends nach. Die Beiträge bieten Anregungen zur Bearbeitung und Aktualisierung existierender Dauerausstellungen und fragen nach Sinn und Potenzial entsprechender Interventionen.

Ausstellen und Vermitteln im Museum der Gegenwart

Author: Carmen Mörsch,Angeli Sachs,Thomas Sieber

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 383943081X

Category: Art

Page: 344

View: 7386

Wie verändert sich Museumsarbeit, wenn Ausstellen und Vermitteln als integriertes Konzept verstanden werden? Im Kontext der kritischen Museologie befragen Museen ihre gesellschaftliche Rolle und entwerfen sich als Orte des Wissensaustauschs und einer beteiligungsorientierten Verknüpfung von Geschichte und Gegenwart. Vermittlung versteht sich dabei als eigenständige Praxis, welche Ausstellungen und Institutionen hinterfragt, erweitert und verändert. Der Band versammelt Beiträge internationaler Vertreter_innen verschiedener Museumstypen, die Einblick bieten in die vielfältigen Positionierungen und die Übersetzung der »großen Entwürfe« in die Praxis.

Photography, Anthropology and History

Expanding the Frame

Author: Elizabeth Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317081102

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 7433

Photography, Anthropology and History examines the complex historical relationship between photography and anthropology, and in particular the strong emergence of the contemporary relevance of historical images. Thematically organized, and focusing on the visual practices developed within anthropology as a discipline, this book brings together a range of contemporary and methodologically innovative approaches to the historical image within anthropology. Importantly, it also demonstrates the ongoing relevance of both the historical image and the notion of the archive to recent anthropological thought. As current research rethinks the relationship between photography and anthropology, this volume will serve as a stimulus to this new phase of research as an essential text and methodological reference point in any course that addresses the relationship between anthropology and visuality.

The Force of Family

Repatriation, Kinship, and Memory on Haida Gwaii

Author: Cara Krmpotich

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442666072

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 7210

Over the course of more than a decade, the Haida Nation triumphantly returned home all known Haida ancestral remains from North American museums. In the summer of 2010, they achieved what many thought was impossible: the repatriation of ancestral remains from the Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford. The Force of Family is an ethnography of those efforts to repatriate ancestral remains from museums around the world. Focusing on objects made to honour the ancestors, Cara Krmpotich explores how memory, objects, and kinship connect and form a cultural archive. Since the mid-1990s, Haidas have been making button blankets and bentwood boxes with clan crest designs, hosting feasts for hundreds of people, and composing and choreographing new songs and dances in the service of repatriation. The book comes to understand how shared experiences of sewing, weaving, dancing, cooking and feasting lead to the Haida notion of “respect,” the creation of kinship and collective memory, and the production of a cultural archive.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Digital Anthropology

Author: Heather A. Horst,Daniel Miller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857852930

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 1162

Anthropology has two main tasks: to understand what it is to be human and to examine how humanity is manifested differently in the diversity of culture. These tasks have gained new impetus from the extraordinary rise of the digital. This book brings together several key anthropologists working with digital culture to demonstrate just how productive an anthropological approach to the digital has already become. Through a range of case studies from Facebook to Second Life to Google Earth, Digital Anthropology explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another, from avatars and disability; cultural differences in how we use social networking sites or practise religion; the practical consequences of the digital for politics, museums, design, space and development to new online world and gaming communities. The book also explores the moral universe of the digital, from new anxieties to open-source ideals. Digital Anthropology reveals how only the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life. Combining the clarity of a textbook with an engaging style which conveys a passion for these new frontiers of enquiry, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies and sociology.

Nonprofit Organisationen

Eine Einführung zu Theorie, Management und Politik

Author: Helmut K. Anheier,Andreas Schröer

Publisher: Vs Verlag Fur Sozialwissenschaften

ISBN: 9783531162843

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

View: 4888

Soziale Investitionen bezeichnen unterschiedliche Formen privater Beiträge zum Gemeinwohl. Was jedoch als Beitrag zum Gemeinwohl verstanden werden kann, unterliegt dem Diskurs in Zivilgesellschaft und politischer Öffentlichkeit. Aus der Perspektive wirtschafts- und sozialwissenschaftlicher Disziplinen prüfen die Forscher des Heidelberger Centrums für Soziale Investitionen und Innovationen den Erklärungsgehalt dieses neuen forschungsleitenden Konzepts Sozialer Investition. Das Konzept beansprucht die prinzipielle Vergleichbarkeit unterschiedlicher Beiträge zum Gemeinwohl, wie die Arbeit von Stiftungen, Spenden, freiwilliges bürgerschaftliches Engagement und Sozialunternehmertum. Es zielt darauf, Phänomene an den Grenzen der Sektoren (Staat, Markt und Dritter Sektor) besonders gut zu erfassen und fördert die interdisziplinäre Erforschung und Messung von sozialer Wirkung.

Decolonising conservation

caring for Maori meeting houses outside New Zealand

Author: Dean Sully,University College, London. Institute of Archaeology

Publisher: Left Coast Pr

ISBN: 9781598743098

Category: Art

Page: 272

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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.

Wertschöpfung aus Tradition

der Karneval von Binche und die Konstituierung kulturellen Erbes

Author: Markus Tauschek

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643102666

Category: Binche (Belgium)

Page: 351

View: 6861

Orientalismus

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100710086

Category: Europa - Orientbild - Kultur - Geschichte 1800-2000

Page: 459

View: 9657

Black looks

Popkultur - Medien - Rassismus

Author: Bell Hooks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783929823141

Category:

Page: 253

View: 3969

Museums and difference

Author: Daniel J. Sherman,University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Center for 21st Century Studies

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 386

View: 9147

Museums, modern concepts of culture, and ideas about difference arose together and are inextricably entwined. Relationships of difference -- notably, of gender, ethnicity, nationality, and race -- have become equally important concerns of scholarship in humanities and contemporary museum practice. Museums and Difference offers the perspectives of scholars and museum professionals in tandem, using the concept of difference to reexamine how museums construct themselves, their collections, and their publics. Essays explore a wide range of examples from around the world and from the 19th century to the present, including case studies of special exhibitions as well as broad surveys of institutions in Europe, the United States, and Japan.

Paideuma

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization

Page: N.A

View: 7304

Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings

Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Author: Elfriede Hermann

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 365

View: 9699

Papers from a symposium sponsored by the Honolulu Academy of Arts, held Feb. 23-26, 2006, in conjunction with the exhibition Life in the Pacific of the 1700s.

Cultural expression, creativity and innovation

Author: Yudhishthir Raj Isar

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 460

View: 4568

Volume 3 of the Cultures & Globalization series, Creativity and Innovations, explores the interactions between globalization and the forms of cultural expression that are their basic resource. Bringing together over 25 high-profile authors from around the world, this volume addresses such questions as: What impacts does globalization have on cultural creativity and innovation? How is the evolving world 'map' of creativity related to the drivers and patterns of globalization? What are the relationships between creative acts, clusters, genres or institutions and cultural diversity?