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            The Museum of Babel: Meditations on the Return to Curiosity

            The Museum of Babel: Meditations on the Return to Curiosity (Hardback)

            By Thurner, Mark

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            As the master narratives of the so-called Museum Age decline and the new museology grows old, museums appear to be returning to the fragile and ruined heterogeneity that they once so vigorously denied; museums everywhere now exhibit pieces of their own pasts, often in the form of... refashioned cabinets of curiosity. Thurner explores the broader meaning of this ongoing return to curiosity in the museum within this book and argues that it indicates a need for reflection about what museums are actually museums of. The Museum of Babel provides a unique and thoughtful reflection upon this fundamental question, which is of broad significance for the global culture of our age. Examining the history of museums from a transatlantic perspective, Thurner discusses and analyses an array of contemporary exhibits of the museum's past. Providing engaging and lively meditations on the histories that have made museums, from the Prado to the British Museum, and from the Louvre to Mexico's Museum of Anthropology, Thurner provides a novel reflection on exhibits of the museum's own past, whilst also demonstrating what museums are and making suggestions as to what they might become. The Museum of Babel is an enlightening reflection on the purpose and meaning of museums. As such, it will be of interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of museum studies, cultural studies, area studies, history, anthropology and art history.
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            ISBN 9781138565326
            Released AU 6 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Research in Museum Studies
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            Many Voices, One Vision: The Early Years of the World Heritage Convention

            Many Voices, One Vision: The Early Years of the World Heritage Convention (Paperback)

            By Cameron, Christina; Rossler, Mechtild

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            In 1972, UNESCO put in place the World Heritage Convention, a highly successful international treaty that influences heritage activity in virtually every country in the world. Focusing on the Convention's creation and early implementation, this book examines the World Heritage sy...stem and its global impact through diverse prisms, including its normative frameworks, constituent bodies, programme activities, personalities and key issues. The authors concentrate on the period between 1972 and 2000 because implementation of the World Heritage Convention during these years sets the stage for future activity and provides a foil for understanding the subsequent evolution in the decade that follows. This innovative book project seeks out the voices of the pioneers - some 40 key players who participated in the creation and early implementation of the Convention - and combines these insightful interviews with original research drawn from a broad range of both published and archival sources. The World Heritage Convention has been significantly influenced by 40 years of history. Although the text of the Convention remains unchanged, the way it has been implemented reflects global trends as well as evolving perceptions of the nature of heritage itself and approaches to conservation. Some are sounding the alarm, claiming that the system is imploding under its own weight. Others believe that the Convention is being compromised by geopolitical considerations and rivalries. This book stimulates reflection on the meaning of the Convention in the twenty-first century.
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            ISBN 9781138248083
            Released AU 3 Oct 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns, and Prospects
             

            Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns, and Prospects (Paperback)

            Edited by Silva, Kapila D.; Chapagain, Neel Kamal

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            The prevalent global heritage discourse has been primarily Euro-centric in its origin, premise, and praxis. Diverse cultural, historical, and geographical contexts, such as that of Asia, call for more context-specific approaches to heritage management. This book explores this com...plexity of managing the cultural heritage in Asia. Case studies include sites of Angkor, Himeji Castle, Kathmandu Valley, Luang Prabang, Lumbini, and Malacca, and the book uses these to explore the religious worldviews, heritage policies, intangible heritage dimensions, traditional preservation practices, cultural tourism, and the notion of cultural landscape that are crucial in understanding the cultural heritage in Asia. It critiques the contemporary regulatory frameworks in operation and focuses on the issues of global impact on the local cultures in the region. The book goes on to emphasize the need for integrated heritage management approaches that encompass the plurality of heritage conservation concerns in Asian countries. Themes are discussed from the vantage point of heritage scholars and practitioners in the South, Southeast, and East Asia. This book thus presents a distinctive Asian perspective which is a valuable source for students and practitioners of heritage within and beyond the Asian context.
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            ISBN 9781138086951
            Released AU 27 May 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Contemporary Asia Series
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            The Dignity of Heritage

            The Dignity of Heritage (Hardback)

            By Rowlands, Michael; Butler, Beverley

            • RRP: $226.00
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            The Dignity of Heritage makes a radical break with routinised accounts and definitions of cultural heritage and with the existing or established canon of cultural heritage texts. Jacques Derrida s rallying call to restore heritage to dignity is taken as an alternative guiding met...aphor by which this book critically re-visits the core question what constitutes cultural heritage? Engaging with concerns (notably the moral-ethical issues) that shape and define the possible futures of cultural heritage studies, the book aligns with a wider anthropological perspective on cultural heritage studies. It chimes with scholarship committed to disrupting the Eurocentrism which continues to underpin cultural heritage theory/ practice and also with a contemporary politics of recognition which is bound up in articulating new, alternative or parallel characterisations of heritage value. The Dignity of Heritage provides the intellectual impetus and critical frame-work by which cultural heritage discourse can undergo a process of radical reflection, fundamental re-conceptualisation and engage in a subsequent reconstruction of its core heritage values, practices and ethics. The Dignity of Heritage is of transformative value in outlining and creating new and future agendas within cultural heritage discourse
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            ISBN 9780415517591
            Released AU 31 Dec 2014
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Museum Time Machine: Putting Cultures on Display
             

            The Museum Time Machine: Putting Cultures on Display (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lumley, Robert

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            A provocative contribution to the current debate on museums, this collection of essays contains contributions from France, Britain, Australia, the USA and Canada.

            ISBN 9780415006521
            Released AU 10 Mar 1988
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Comedia
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            Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums
             

            Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Duncan, Carol

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            This book considers the material conditions in which the production and consumption of art takes place, looking at how art is presented to the community and how art museums are shaped by cultural, social and political determinants.

            ISBN 9780415070119
            Released AU 18 May 1995
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Re Visions: Critical Studies in the History & Theory of Art
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            Museums and Social Activism: Engaged Protest
             

            Museums and Social Activism: Engaged Protest (Paperback)

            By Message, Kylie

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            Museums and Social Activism is the first study to bring together historical accounts of the African American and later American Indian civil rights-related social and reform movements that took place on the Smithsonian Mall through the 1960s and 1970s in Washington DC with the si...gnificant but unknown story about museological transformation and curatorial activism that occurred in the Division of Political and Reform History at the National Museum of American History at this time. Based on interdisciplinary field-based research that has brought together cross-cultural and international perspectives from the fields of Museum Studies, Public History, Political Science and Social Movement Studies with empirical investigation, the book explores and analyses museums' - specifically, curators' - relationships with political stakeholders past and present. By understanding the transformations of an earlier period, Museums and Social Activism offers provocative perspectives on the cultural and political significance of contemporary museums. It highlights the relevance of past practice and events for museums today and improved ways of understanding the challenges and opportunities that result from the ongoing process of renewal that museums continue to exemplify.
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            ISBN 9780415658539
            Released AU 14 Oct 2013
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Museum Meanings
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            Museum Practices and the Posthumanities: Curating for Earthly Habitability
             

            Museum Practices and the Posthumanities: Curating for Earthly Habitability (Hardback)

            By Cameron, Fiona

            • RRP: $242.00
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            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 19

            Our planet is at risk from climate change, war, terrorism, drought and extreme weather events, and the unintended consequences of unfettered biotechnological and economic development. Many of these problems are the consequence of an erroneous and dangerous detachment from our env...ironment and others, and of various forms of exploitation, injustice and inequality founded on the illusion that the human is the centre of all things, a dominant view in Western thought. Furthermore the newly visible powers and agencies of a more-than-human world are becoming increasingly apparent as we confront the material consequences of advanced capitalism and two centuries of industrialisation. While our life has always been ecological, the human subject-based frameworks we have chosen for ourselves have become habitual and institutionalised, and have divested us of our ecological sensibilities. If we are to avoid compounding existing problems and creating new ones, we require new cognitive frames and practices of life that promote ethical forms of conjoint action that acknowledge our entanglements, shared vulnerabilities and futures not only with other humans, but also with the more-than-human world. Museums are custodians of cultural memory and one of the most trusted information sources in society. Through their collections and exhibitions, museums are powerful pedagogical institutions, instrumental in shaping ideas about culture, identity and cultural difference, and about human relations with nature, technology and science. They are therefore ideally placed to frame and promote new theories and practices of life. This book aims to promote relational and more-than-human ways of thinking and acting in the world through museum collection, exhibition and institutional practices. It is uniquely concerned with concretely reconstituting human-centred concepts and practices based on the human subject, and developing practices and a new type of museology that have the potential to signal a
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            ISBN 9780415792011
            Released AU 31 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Sculpture and the Museum
             

            Sculpture and the Museum (Hardback, New edition)

            Edited by Marshall, Christopher R.; Series edited by Curtis, Dr. Penelope; Le Feuvre, Ms. Lisa

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            An examination of the varying roles and meanings assigned to sculpture in museums and galleries during the modern period, from neo-classical to contemporary art practice. This title considers an array of curatorial strategies and settings in order to examine the many reasons why ...sculpture has enjoyed a position of such considerable importance.
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            ISBN 9781409409106
            Released AU 28 Nov 2011
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture
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            The Living History Anthology: Perspectives from ALHFAM

            The Living History Anthology: Perspectives from ALHFAM (Hardback)

            Edited by Katz-Hyman, Martha B.; Jones, Cliff; McCabe, Susan J.; Seelhorst, Mary

            • RRP: $231.00
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            The Living History Anthology brings together twenty-six practical essays on the craft of establishing and running Living History museums --

            ISBN 9780815386865
            Released AU 9 Jan 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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