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Museums and Communities: The Politics of Public Culture

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Publisher Comments:

Contributors to this volume examine and illustrate struggles and collaborations among museums, festivals, tourism, and historic preservation projects and the communities they represent and serve. Essays include the role of museums in civil society, the history of African-American collections, and experiments with museum-community dialogue about the design of a multicultural society.

About the Author

Ivan Karp is National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Liberal Arts at Emory University and director of the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship.

Christine Mullen Kreamer is an art historian working in Vietnam and an exhibit developer for the “African Voices” project at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

Steven D. Lavine is the president of the California Institute of the Arts.

Table of Contents

Introduction : museums and communities : the politics of public culture ; On civil society and social identity / Ivan Karp — Museums are good to think : heritage on view in India / Arjun Appadurai and Carol A. Breckenridge — "Hey! that's mine" : thoughts on pluralism and American museums / Edmund Barry Gaither — The other vanguard / Guillermo Gâomez-Peäna — Festivals and the creation of public culture : whose voice(s)? / Robert H. Lavenda — Art museums and living artists : contentious communities / Vera L. Zolberg — Audience, ownership, and authority : designing relations between museums and communities / Steven D. Lavine — Change and challenge : museums in the information society / George F. MacDonald.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560981893
Editor:
Karp, Ivan
Editor:
Lavine, Steven D.
Editor:
Karp, Ivan
Editor:
Lavine, Steven D.
Editor:
Kreamer, Christine Mullen
Author:
Levine, Steven
Author:
Karp, I.
Author:
Kreamer, Christine Mullen
Author:
Karp, Ivan
Author:
KARP I
Editor:
Kreamer, Christine Mullen
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Location:
Washington :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Administration
Subject:
Museums
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Public Relations
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
Care & Restoration
Subject:
Museum techniques
Subject:
Museum techniques -- Congresses.
Subject:
Museums -- Planning -- Congresses.
Subject:
Art-Museums and Collections
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
2.
Publication Date:
19920531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
8.98 x 6 x 1.23 in 1.875 lb

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