Museums and Source Communities

A Routledge Reader

Author: Alison K. Brown,Laura Peers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134463782

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 6729

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.

Museums and Source Communities

A Routledge Reader

Author: Laura Lynn Peers,Alison Kay Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415280525

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 280

View: 5325

The growth of collaboration between museums and source communities - the people from whom collections originate - is an important development in modern museum practice. This volume combines influential published research with commissioned essays on the issues, problems and lessons involved.


Schlaglichter auf ein Format

Author: Bettina Habsburg-Lothringen

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839418739

Category: Art

Page: 396

View: 6161

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: 6853

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: 6470

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: 1230

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.

Digital Anthropology

Author: Heather A. Horst,Daniel Miller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857852930

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 5804

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.

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

View: 2611

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.

Museums and their Communities

Author: Sheila Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134142978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 2178

Using case studies drawn from all areas of museum studies, Museums and their Communities explores the museums as a site of representation, identity and memory, and considers how it can influence its community. Focusing on the museum as an institution, and its social and cultural setting, Sheila Watson examines how museums use their roles as informers and educators to empower, or to ignore, communities. Looking at the current debates about the role of the museum, she considers contested values in museum functions and examines provision, power, ownership, responsibility, and institutional issues. This book is of great relevance for all disciplines as it explores and questions the role of the museum in modern society.

Museums and difference

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

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr


Category: Architecture

Page: 386

View: 9263

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.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization

Page: N.A

View: 6574

Cultural expression, creativity and innovation

Author: Yudhishthir Raj Isar

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd


Category: Art

Page: 460

View: 4403

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?

Annual Report

Author: Auckland War Memorial Museum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 1524

Cambridge Anthropology

A Journal of the Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

View: 1371

Coaxing the Spirits to Dance

Art and Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea

Author: Robert Louis Welsch

Publisher: Hood Museum of Art


Category: Art

Page: 104

View: 7818

Coaxing the Spirits to Dance explores the relationship between social life and artistic expression since the nineteenth century in one of the most important art-producing regions of Papua New Guinea. It includes a stunning presentation of hand-carved and hand-painted ancestor boards, masks, drums, skull racks, and personal items. Each society on the Papuan Gulf had its own elaborate traditions of carved, painted, or decorated masks, boards, and hand drums that filled the men's longhouses for use in dances and performances. Today these art objects offer a glimpse into the varied cosmologies and ritual lives of these surprisingly diverse societies before they were changed significantly through their contact with the West.

Security of Archaeological Heritage

Author: Nick Petrov

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub


Category: Social Science

Page: 83

View: 4693

'Security of Archaeological Heritage'-one more book devoted to the heritage management in archaeology. But this one covers space between England and Bangladesh and reflects real international exchange experience in this field of archaeological activity as far as it is based on the proceedings of two meetings, which took place in Ireland and Russia recently: session 'Heritage Administrative Law in the 21st Century. Fact or Fantasy?' at the 11th Annual Meeting of European Association of Archaeologists at Cork in September 2005 and the meeting 'Security of Archaeological Heritage' at St. Petersburg in May 2006.