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Museum Frictions free pdf "Museum Frictions" is the third volume in a bestselling series on culture, society, and museums. The first two volumes in the series, "Exhibiting Cultures" and "Museums and Communities", have become defining books for those interested in the politics of museum display and heritage sites. Another classic in the making, "Museum Frictions" is a lavishly illustrated examination of the significant and varied effects of the increasingly globalized world on contemporary museum, heritage, and exhibition practices. The contributors - scholars, artists, and curators - present case studies drawn from Africa, Australia, North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Together, they offer a multifaceted analysis of the complex roles that national and community museums, museums of art and history, monuments, heritage sites, and theme parks play in creating public cultures. Whether contrasting the transformation of Africa's oldest museum, the South Africa Museum, with one of its newest, the Lwandle Migrant Labor Museum- offering an interpretation of the audio guide at the Guggenheim Bilbao- reflecting on the relative paucity of art museums in Peru and Cambodia- considering representations of slavery in the United States and Ghana- or meditating on the ramifications of an exhibition of Australian aboriginal art at the Asia Society in New York City, the contributors highlight the frictions, contradictions, and collaborations emerging in museums and heritage sites around the world. The volume opens with an extensive introductory essay by Ivan Karp and Corinne A. Kratz, leading scholars in museum and heritage studies.

About Ivan Karp

Ivan Karp is National Endowment for the Humanities Professor and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship at Emory University. He has coedited numerous books, including Museums and Communities: The Politics of Public Culture and Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display. Corinne A. Kratz is Professor of Anthropology and African Studies and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship at Emory University. She is the author of The Ones That Are Wanted: Communication and the Politics of Representation in a Photographic Exhibition. Lynn Szwaja is Program Director for Theology at the Henry Luce Foundation. Tomas Ybarra-Frausto was, until retirement in 2005, Associate Director for Creativity and Culture at the Rockefeller Foundation. In 1998, he was awarded the Joseph Henry Medal for "exemplary contributions to the Smithsonian Institution."

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Author : Ivan Karp
Publisher : Duke University Press
Data Published : 17 January 2007
ISBN : 0822338947
EAN : 9780822338949
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 602 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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