Liberating Culture: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Museums, Curation and Heritage Preservation (Museum Meanings)
By: Christina F. Kreps (author)Paperback
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Using examples of indigenous models from Indonesia, the Pacific, Africa and native North America, Christina Kreps illustrates how the growing recognition of indigenous curation and concepts of cultural heritage preservation is transforming conventional museum practice. Liberating Culture explores the similarities and differences between Western and non-Western approaches to objects, museums, and curation, revealing how what is culturally appropriate in one context may not be in another. For those studying museum culture across the world, this book is essential reading.
Acknowledgements Preface 1. Introduction: Liberating Culture 2. The Eurocentric Museum Model in the Non-European World 3. Indigenous Models of Museums, Curation and Concepts of Cultural Heritage Preservation 4. Reclaiming the Spirit of Culture: Native Americans and Cultural Restitution 5. Museums, Culture and Development 6. Comparative Museology and Cross-Cultural Heritage Management: Emerging Paradigms for Museological Practice Bibliography
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