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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


The Complete Curator

Liam Gillick

in Industry and Intelligence: Contemporary Art Since 1820

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780231170208
eISBN:
9780231540964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170208.003.0009
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

The ethical demands of the new curator push ahead of contemporary art.


Introduction

Peter Bosma

in Film Programming: Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174596
eISBN:
9780231850827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174596.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an overview of film programming, as well as the terminology to be employed throughout the rest of this book. The central activity in the domain of film exhibition is known as ... More


Curating the Practice/The Practice of Curating

Douglas Rosenberg

in Screendance: Inscribing the Ephemeral Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199772612
eISBN:
9780199949670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772612.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter situates the practice of curating within a discussion of criticality and discusses the need for both in the field of screendance. Criticality and activist curating practices encourage an ... More


Concerning curatorial practice in ethnological museums: an epistemology of postcolonial debates

Larissa Förster and Friedrich von Bose

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/9781526118196.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Based on our experience as editors of a debate on ethnographic museums in a German journal, we analyse the conditions and limits of the current debate on the ‘decolonisation’ of ethnographic museums ... More


Walking the fine line: From Samoa with Love? at the Museum Fünf Kontinente, Munich

Hilke Thode-Arora

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/9781526118196.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter explores the conceptual planning, organisation, and reception of the exhibition From Samoa with Love? Samoan Travellers in Germany, 1895-1911 at the Museum Fünf Kontinente in Munich, ... More


The times of the curator

James Clifford

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/9781526118196.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The museum is an inventive, globally and locally translated form, no longer anchored to its modern origins in Europe. Contemporary curatorial work, in these excessive times of decolonisation and ... More


Agency and authority: the politics of co-collecting

Sean Mallon

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/9781526118196.003.0018
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

At the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, there are two positions dedicated to curating Pacific Cultures. Since 2002, the curators have been of Pacific Islands descent. One of our ongoing ... More


Next Year in Washington: The Jerusalem Program—Postponement and Rebirth

Amy Horowitz

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/9781496805980.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter describes a program initiated in 1992 that brought together Muslim and Jewish researchers to document the cultural assets of their communities in Jerusalem. Though this work did not ... More


Saints’ Cults and Celebrity: The Medieval Legacy

James Robinson

in The Middle Ages in the Modern World: Twenty-first century perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266144
eISBN:
9780191860027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266144.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter is based on Robinson’s experience as a curator of medieval material culture. It relates especially to his interest in relic veneration that culminated in the 2011 Treasures of Heaven ... More


Introduction

Diana Baird N’Diaye, Olivia Cadaval, and Sojin Kim

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/9781496805980.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The volume editors frame and contextualize Smithsonian Folklife Festival history with attention to the role of curatorial practice in mediating and negotiating the concerns and interests of the ... More


The Bristol Sessions: The Big Bang of Country Music—Music and Culture in the South-Central Appalachians

Jeff Place

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/9781496805980.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter details the curatorial decisions that defined thematic focus and scope, participant selection, and site design and organization for a 2003 program about Appalachian culture. The author ... More


That which was: histories, documents, archives

Declan Long

in Ghost-Haunted Land: Contemporary Art and Post-Troubles Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784991449
eISBN:
9781526132291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991449.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Chapter four begins by further discussing the haunted spaces of Doherty’s practice as the starting point for a reflection on artists’ approaches to time and history. This part of the book highlights ... More


Preparation and Sectioning of Specimens

Ellen-Thérèse Lamm

in Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods: Advancing Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273528
eISBN:
9780520955110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273528.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter discusses the preparation and sectioning of specimens for histological study. It covers setting up and maintaining a paleohistology lab; preparing the specimen for research; making ... More


Cinephilia as a Curatorial Element

Peter Bosma

in Film Programming: Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174596
eISBN:
9780231850827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174596.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the phenomenon of cinephilia. The literal translation of ‘cinephilia’ is ‘loving cinema’, so basically, a cinephile sees a lot of films. Cinephilia could be seen as a general ... More


The Network of Intermediaries

Peter Bosma

in Film Programming: Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174596
eISBN:
9780231850827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174596.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a concise characterisation of the network of intermediaries: film distribution, the issue of copyright, and the phenomenon of film criticism. Film distribution traditionally forms ... More


Curating Film Theatres

Peter Bosma

in Film Programming: Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174596
eISBN:
9780231850827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174596.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the programme and audience of a film theatre. In film curating, the curator needs to know the films and the audience. A film programme can be based on a specific actor, ... More


“The Vivien Leigh room”: Memorializing a local star

Lisa Stead

in Reframing Vivien Leigh: Stardom, Gender, and the Archive

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190906504
eISBN:
9780190906542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190906504.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 6 looks beyond the international and national stories of Vivien Leigh’s archives to examine her presence within one specific region: the South West of England. The chapter explores material ... More


Museums as Vehicles for Defining Artistic Canons: The Case of the Ancient Near East in the British Museum

Paul Collins

in Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190673161
eISBN:
9780190673192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673161.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The modern Western encounter with the ancient Near Eastern canon has been mediated largely by museums. Indeed, for the vast majority of specialists and nonspecialists alike the material remains of ... More


Rigorous Infidelity: Whole Text Sampling in the Curatorial Work of Henri Langlois, Dewey Phillips, and Jean-François Lyotard

Barry Mauer

in Sampling Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199949311
eISBN:
9780199364749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949311.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter theorizes the ways in which curators sample and mix whole texts in their archives. Samplers of whole texts include radio DJs, film programmers, museum curators, and scholars. The ... More


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