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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


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


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


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