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The Future of Indigenous Museums: Perspectives from the Southwest Pacific

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by Nick Stanley
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The Future of Indigenous Museums: Perspectives from the Southwest Pacific by Nick Stanley

Indigenous museums and cultural centres have sprung up across the developing world, and particularly in the Southwest Pacific. They derive from a number of motives, ranging from the commercial to the cultural political (and many combine both). A close study of this phenomenon is not only valuable for museological practice but, as has been argued, it may challenge our current bedrock assumptions about the very nature and purpose of the museum. This book looks to the future of museum practice through examining how museums have evolved particularly in the non-western world to incorporate the present and the future in the display of culture. Of particular concern is the uses to which historic records are put in the service of community development and cultural renaissance.

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Pages: 272
Size: 1.5 MB
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Date published:   2007
ISBN: 2370007251148 (DRM-EPUB)
9780857455727 (DRM-PDF)

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