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Curatopia: Museums and the future of curatorship

Philipp Schorch and Conal McCarthy (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526118196
eISBN:
9781526142016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

What is the future of curatorial practice? How can the relationships between Indigenous people in the Pacific, collections in Euro-American institutions, and curatorial knowledge in museums globally ... More


Making an Exhibition of Ourselves: Using the Dead to Fight the Battles of the Living

Tiffany Jenkins

in Archaeologists and the Dead: Mortuary Archaeology in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198753537
eISBN:
9780191917004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753537.003.0020
Subject:
Archaeology, Mortuary Archaeology

In October 2011, graphic images of a blood-stained and dead Muammar Gaddafi were sent around the internet. For some time after his death, his dead body was ... More


War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Joan E. Cashin (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643205
eISBN:
9781469643229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Material objects lie at the crux of understanding individual and social relationships throughout history, and the Civil War generation is no exception. Before, during, and after the war, Americans ... More


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


Bones Without Barriers: The Social Impact of Digging the Dead

Faye Sayer and Duncan Sayer

in Archaeologists and the Dead: Mortuary Archaeology in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198753537
eISBN:
9780191917004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753537.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Mortuary Archaeology

The excavation of human remains is one of the most contentious issues facing global archaeologies today. However, while there are numerous discussions of ... 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


Memorials and Museums

Robert Aldrich

in Postcolonial Realms of Memory: Sites and Symbols in Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620665
eISBN:
9781789623666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620665.003.0015
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In the age of empire, colonial promoters sought to mark the very landscape of France with reminders of France’s empire: statues, war memorials, museum collections and buildings. With decolonization, ... More


Swings and roundabouts: pluralism and the politics of change in Canada’s national museums

Ruth B. Phillips

in Curatopia: Museums and the future of curatorship

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526118196
eISBN:
9781526142016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

If you are standing on the shores of the Ottawa River looking at the Canadian Museum of History, the national library and archives and other national repositories of Aboriginal heritage, you might ... More


Community engagement, Indigenous heritage and the complex figure of the curator: foe, facilitator, friend or forsaken?

Bryony Onciul

in Curatopia: Museums and the future of curatorship

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526118196
eISBN:
9781526142016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Curation is increasingly recognised as a profession of high standing which requires extensive higher education. However, the proliferation of community engagement since the 1980s has placed new ... More


Curating the uncommons: taking care of difference in museums

Billie Lythberg, Wayne Ngata, and Amiria Salmond

in Curatopia: Museums and the future of curatorship

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526118196
eISBN:
9781526142016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Current ontological critiques point to how discourses of diversity like multiculturalism help domesticate difference by making it fit into pre-determined categories, such as those we are accustomed ... More


Curating relations between ‘us’ and ‘them’: the changing role of migration museums in Australia1

Andrea Witcomb

in Curatopia: Museums and the future of curatorship

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526118196
eISBN:
9781526142016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.003.0017
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Australia’s first Migration Museum in Adelaide recognised from its inception in 1986, that representing migration history could not be done without acknowledging its intimate association with ... More


Virtual museums and new directions?

Vilsoni Hereniko

in Curatopia: Museums and the future of curatorship

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526118196
eISBN:
9781526142016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.003.0021
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Although I am a strong advocate for access to collections in museums and although I see new technologies as a necessary part of this goal, I do not think that technology and its associated impacts ... More


From Burning Paintings to Domestic Anxieties: Shifting Cultural Relations between the United States and Cuba and between Cubans on and off the Island

Jorge Duany

in Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400905
eISBN:
9781683401193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400905.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Jorge Duany examines the shifting cultural ties between Cuba and the United States since 1959, and how they have reframed relations between Cubans on and off the island. Duany argues that the ... More


Introduction: The Idea of the Thing

Joan E. Cashin (ed.)

in War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643205
eISBN:
9781469643229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Most historians of the Civil War era have neglected material culture studies, but the field has a great deal to offer to scholars. Numerous relics survive from the time period, and they can be found ... More


Medical Care and Medical Education, 1825–1860

William G. Rothstein

in American Medical Schools and the Practice of Medicine: A History

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195041866
eISBN:
9780197559994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195041866.003.0010
Subject:
Education, History of Education

During the early nineteenth century, medical practice became professionalized and medical treatment standardized as medical school training became more ... 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


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


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