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Archives and Collections in the Twenty-First Century:: From Drab to Sexy

Alexander L. Bieri

in Crisis, Credibility and Corporate History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381373
eISBN:
9781781384886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381373.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

If the 19th Century was about technological advances, the 20th Century was one during which a societal upheaval started whose effects remain unforeseeable. Most of humanity’s important inventions ... More


Monastery, Monument, Museum: Sites and Artifacts of Thai Cultural Memory

Maurizio Peleggi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824866068
eISBN:
9780824876913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866068.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Monastery, Monument, Museum examines cultural sites, artifacts, and institutions of Thailand as both products and vehicles of cultural memory. From rock caves to reliquaries, from cultic images to ... More


Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration

Patrick Crowley

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/9781789620665.003.0019
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

When the Palais de la Porte Dorée opened on May 5 1931 it was to serve as an exhibition space for the Exposition Coloniale, the largest and most spectacular of colonial exhibitions in France. In the ... More


The Art of Minorities: Cultural Representation in Museums of the Middle East and North Africa

Virginie Rey (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443760
eISBN:
9781474491334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443760.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The idea of the museum as a space committed to dialogue and inclusive representation which is paramount to museology in the Global North has had trouble finding ground in the Middle East and North ... More


John Langston Gwaltney: The Development of a Core Black Ethnography and Museology

Deborah Johnson-Simon

in The Second Generation of African American Pioneers in Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042027
eISBN:
9780252050763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042027.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter offers an overview of John Langston Gwaltney’s personal life and his work as a scholar, teacher, writer, ritual wood carver, and native anthropologist. It also explores the complex ... More


Preservation and Depredation

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Overall Egyptological momentum lagged in many areas during the mid-nineteenth century, but that provided time for consolidation. The British Museum continued to expand its Egyptian holdings, albeit ... More


Introduction – Engaging with ‘Minority’ Voices: Cultural Representation in Museums of the Middle East and North Africa

Virginie Rey

in The Art of Minorities: Cultural Representation in Museums of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443760
eISBN:
9781474491334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443760.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter offers a theoretical introduction to the question of cultural representation in museums of the Middle East and North Africa. It covers topics relating to museology, heritage development, ... More


Afterword – Minoritised Memory and Affect in a Museology of Disaster

Katarzyna Pieprzak

in The Art of Minorities: Cultural Representation in Museums of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443760
eISBN:
9781474491334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443760.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This afterword introduces the theoretical concept “museology of disaster” to describe the dynamics of state-administered memory through controlled spaces of circulation in museums, and shows how many ... More


A Museum and an Art History for the Thai Nation

Maurizio Peleggi

in Monastery, Monument, Museum: Sites and Artifacts of Thai Cultural Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824866068
eISBN:
9780824876913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866068.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 5 carries on from the previous chapter by detailing the assemblage of the Bangkok National Museum’s collection along with the formulation in the 1920s of a stylistic classification of ... More


American Museums and the Representation of Slavery as Trauma

Marcus Wood

in Black Milk: Imagining Slavery in the Visual Cultures of Brazil and America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199274574
eISBN:
9780191741784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274574.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter shifts the discussion of the visual archive generated by Atlantic slavery in both chronological and formal terms to thinking about how North American museum culture has approached the ... More


Digital Knowledgescapes: Cultural, Theoretical, Practical, and Usage Issues Facing Museum Collection Databases in a Digital Epoch

Fiona Cameron and Helena Robinson

in Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage: A Critical Discourse

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033534
eISBN:
9780262269742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033534.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines how documentation and interpretation of museum collections within databases can be reconceptualized to form new knowledge models in line with contemporary theoretical and ... More


Neapolis and the Future of Naples’ Museums

Stefano De Caro

in Remembering Parthenope: The Reception of Classical Naples from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199673933
eISBN:
9780191797613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673933.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This afterword discusses the past, present, and future of Naples from a museological perspective. It sets out a brief history of the city’s museums, starting from the seventeenth century, when the ... More


Thoughts on the Role of a European Jewish Museum in the 21st Century

Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek

in Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199934249
eISBN:
9780190254704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199934249.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the role of Jewish museums in Europe in the 21st century. It analyzes how best to present Jewish history and culture in postwar Jewish museums and highlights the emphasis of ... 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


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