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The Future of Indigenous Museums: Perspectives from the Southwest Pacific (Hardback)

Edité par Berghahn Books, United Kingdom, 2007
ISBN 10: 1845451880 / ISBN 13: 9781845451882
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Titre : The Future of Indigenous Museums: ...

Éditeur : Berghahn Books, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2007

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Indigenous museums and cultural centres have sprung up across the developing world, and particularly in the Southwest Pacific. They derive from a number of motives, ranging from the commercial to the cultural political (and many combine both). A close study of this phenomenon is not only valuable for museological practice but, as has been argued, it may challenge our current bedrock assumptions about the very nature and purpose of the museum. This book looks to the future of museum practice through examining how museums have evolved particularly in the non-western world to incorporate the present and the future in the display of culture. Of particular concern is the uses to which historic records are put in the service of community development and cultural renaissance. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9781845451882

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Synopsis : Indigenous museums and cultural centres have sprung up across the developing world, and particularly in the Southwest Pacific. They derive from a number of motives, ranging from the commercial to the cultural political (and many combine both). A close study of this phenomenon is not only valuable for museological practice but, as has been argued, it may challenge our current bedrock assumptions about the very nature and purpose of the museum. This book looks to the future of museum practice through examining how museums have evolved particularly in the non-western world to incorporate the present and the future in the display of culture. Of particular concern is the uses to which historic records are put in the service of community development and cultural renaissance.

Critique: "...the most thorough examination to date of museums in the south-west Pacific...The book should serve as a valuable resource for museum studies students, academics, historians, museum professionals and development agencies interested in museums and the cultural heritage of Indigenous people in the south-west Pacific." * Recollections

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