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CuratopiaMuseums and the future of curatorship$
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Philipp Schorch and Conal McCarthy

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526118196

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.001.0001

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Thinking and working through difference: remaking the ethnographic museum in the global contemporary

Thinking and working through difference: remaking the ethnographic museum in the global contemporary

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(p.90) 6 Thinking and working through difference: remaking the ethnographic museum in the global contemporary
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Viv Golding

Wayne Modest

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.003.0007

This ambitious chapter draws on a range of voices to examine what the ethnographic museum is and what it can be for the benefit of diverse audiences around the world. Taking their 2013 publication, Museum and Communities: Curators, Collections: Collaborations as a starting point, the authors critically consider their own work internationally, for example with ICOM (The International Council of Museums) and ICOM Namibia, as well as at everyday level with local communities, such as youth groups in Europe. Against increasing fear of difference, and movements to the right in world politics, they foreground the values of human rights, artist collaborations and the development of feminist pedagogy in museum work. Theoretically, the chapter unpacks the notions of the ‘human’, the ‘cosmopolitan’ and the inextricable relation between theory and practice that can underpin collaborative activities in museums of ethnography/world culture today.

Keywords:   Museum, Collaboration, Diversity, Humanity, Cosmopolitan

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