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Human Remains in Society: Curation and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Genocide and Mass-Violence

Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526107381
eISBN:
9781526120694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526107381.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book addresses the practices, treatment and commemoration of victims’ remains in post-genocide and mass violence contexts. Whether reburied, concealed, stored, abandoned or publically displayed, ... More


Women and Museums 1850-1914: Modernity and the Gendering of Knowledge

Kate Hill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719081156
eISBN:
9781526115058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081156.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book examines the roles and activities of women in British museums between 1850 and 1914. It shows women were active as employees, volunteers, donors, visitors, and patrons of museums, and ... More


Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Annabel Jane Wharton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693382
eISBN:
9781452950853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693382.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Buildings are not benign; rather, they commonly manipulate and abuse their human users. Architectural Agents makes the case that buildings act in the world independently of their makers, patrons, ... More


Conclusion: A Catalogue of Errors

Samuel J. M. M. Alberti

in Morbid Curiosities: Medical Museums in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199584581
eISBN:
9780191725159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584581.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Finally, Chapter 7 traces the diminution of audiences as the medical museum ceased to be such a prestigious site for the construction and reception of pathology. In part an epilogue, it traces the ... More


Prologue: Mediating and Immediating at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Robert Baron

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The prologue reflects on the relationship of conventional museum curatorial practice to Smithsonian Folklife Festival curatorial practices. In particular, it examines the multiple mediations in which ... More


The Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Many Auspicious Doors

Betty Belanus

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter uses the 2008 Bhutan program to examine visitor experience and the role of curators in crafting these experiences. Using the suggestive possibilities of a portable Buddhist shrine ... More


The Prison Museum and Media Use in the Contemporary Prison

Alison Griffiths

in Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231161060
eISBN:
9780231541565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161060.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The book closes with an examination of the contemporary period, with brief discussion of several prison museums and current media access in Sing Sing prison, the subject of Chapter Four. The prison ... More


Bachelor Brahmins: Turn-of-The-Century Boston

Christopher Reed

in Bachelor Japanists: Japanese Aesthetics and Western Masculinities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175753
eISBN:
9780231542760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175753.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Explores the collecting and exhibition practices of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, which set a standard for the display of Asian art in museums worldwide. Scholars such as Edward Morse and Ernest ... More


Charlotte Brontë on stage: 1930s biodrama and the archive/museum performed

Amber K. Regis

in Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992460
eISBN:
9781526128317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992460.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores dramatic representations of the Brontës during the early 1930s in the broader context of heritage, tourism and scholarly editing. Following the public opening of the Parsonage ... More


Reimagining the Nation, Migration and Citizenship: The Role of Cultural Institutions and New Institutional Responses

Peggy Levitt

in Multicultural Governance in a Mobile World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474428231
eISBN:
9781474438391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428231.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The goal of this volume is to reconsider citizenship, integration, and diversity in the context of heightened mobility and permanent impermanence, where large numbers of migrants are long-term ... More


Sacred Relics: Pieces of the Past in Nineteenth-Century America

Teresa Barnett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226059600
eISBN:
9780226059747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059747.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines the range of things from the past that nineteenth-century Americans called relics—the objects and part objects that were collected solely because they had been associated with a ... More


The 1890s: the continuing rise of the British Museum (Natural History)

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores Dresser’s activities in the 1890s. His relationship with Walter Rothschild, a particularly wealthy private collector, is discussed. Dresser continued to hold a leading position ... More


Introduction: Cinema’s Grey Spaces

Stephen Monteiro

in Screen Presence: Cinema Culture and the Art of Warhol, Rauschenberg, Hatoum and Gordon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403375
eISBN:
9781474421881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403375.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Art historical interpretations of the production and exhibition of moving-image works in art spaces often rest on a reductive oppositional pairing of the “white cube” of the museum or gallery space ... More


To Go or Not to Go Back to Stockholm

Minna Törmä

in Enchanted by Lohans: Osvald Sirén's Journey into Chinese Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888139842
eISBN:
9789888268405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139842.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Sirén was working as an independent scholar without an institutional attachment. So, he decided to look for a position either in a university or a museum. Unfortunately his discussions with J.G. ... More


Liverpool’s Local Tints: Drowning Memory and ‘Maritimising’ Slavery in a Seaport City

Jessica Moody

in Britain's History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781382776
eISBN:
9781786944009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382776.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers the ‘maritimization’ of slavery in the former slave-trading port city of Liverpool. Taking John Beech’s argument that Britain’s memory of transatlantic slavery has ... More


Local Roots/Global Routes: Slavery, Memory and Identity in Hackney

Katie Donington

in Britain's History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781382776
eISBN:
9781786944009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382776.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter uses a local lens to challenge, nuance and expand the national narrative of Britain’s involvement with both slavery and abolition. Based on research undertaken as part of a public ... More


History, memory and commemoration of Atlantic slave-trade suppression

Richard Huzzey and John McAleer

in The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade: British policies, practices and representations of naval coercion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719085116
eISBN:
9781781708934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085116.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

At the conclusion of the volume, Richard Huzzey and John McAleer assess the ways that British suppression of the Atlantic slave trade has been represented in history, memory, and commemoration, ... More


“In Memory of Our Beloved Confederacy” Pathetic Relics of the Lost Cause

Teresa Barnett

in Sacred Relics: Pieces of the Past in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226059600
eISBN:
9780226059747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059747.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the historical relic’s role in the memorial activities of the defeated South. It discusses the establishment at the turn of the twentieth century of museums that enshrined the ... More


Conclusion: “Nobody Knows That We’re Here” What Happened to That Promised Salvation on the East River?

James M. Lindgren

in Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter examines the ups and downs of the South Street Seaport Museum as it tried to realize its historic preservation vision, which included saving an urban renewal district and ... More


Inside the museum: including or excluding women?

Kate Hill

in Women and Museums 1850-1914: Modernity and the Gendering of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719081156
eISBN:
9781526115058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081156.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines women working in museums, paid or as volunteers, in curatorial roles or in secretarial, cleaning, or other positions. It shows that while women had some difficulty accessing ... More


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