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Museums and Source Communities: A Routledge Readerby Laura L. Peers
Synopses & Reviews
This book brings together hitherto uncollected work on one of the most important developments in museology in the past century: collaborative research involving museums and members of ethnographic source communities, and the development of a new curatorial praxis which incorporates source community needs and perspectives. Using case studies of research projects as well as overview essays exploring the issues, common problems, and lessons of this type of research, this book will provide the first overview of work in this emerging field.
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.
Table of Contents
Yup'ik elders in museums: fieldwork turned on its head — The object in view: Aborigines, Melanesians, and museums — The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms: collaborating with a community — Integrating Native views into museum procedures: hope and practice at the National Museum of the American Indian — Taking the photographs home: the recovery of a Mori history — Looking to see: reflections on visual repatriation in the Purari Delta, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Remebering our namesakes: audience reactions to archival film of King Island, Alaska — Snapshots on the dreaming: photographs of the past and present — How to decorate a house: the renegotiaition of cultural representations at the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology — Curating African Worlds — Objects, agency and museums: continuing dialogues between the Torres Strait and Cambridge — Transforming archaeology through practice: strategies for collaborative archaeology and the Community Archaeology Project at Quseir, Egypt — Glenbow's Blackfoot Gallery: working towards co-existence.
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