Museums and Communities: Curators, Collections and by Viv Golding,Wayne Modest

By Viv Golding,Wayne Modest

This edited quantity significantly engages with modern scholarship on museums and their engagement with the groups they purport to serve and characterize. Foregrounding new curatorial thoughts, it addresses an important hole within the to be had literature, exploring the various advanced matters bobbing up from fresh ways to collaboration among museums and their communities.

The ebook unpacks taken-for-granted notions reminiscent of scholarship, neighborhood, participation and collaboration, which may gloss over the complexity of identities and bring about tokenistic claims of inclusion by means of museums. Over 16 chapters, well-respected authors from the USA, Australia and Europe supply a well timed critique to handle what occurs whilst museums positioned community-minded ideas into perform, demanding readers to maneuver past shallow notions of political correctness that forget about important distinction during this contested box.

Contributors deal with a variety of key matters, asking pertinent questions corresponding to how museums negotiate the complexities of integrating collaboration while the objective group is a residing, fluid, changeable mass of individuals with their very own agendas and enterprise. whilst is engagement actual instead of symbolic, who merits from and who drives tasks? What specific demanding situations and merits do artist collaborations convey? Recognising the a number of views of neighborhood individuals is something, yet how can museums include this effectively into exhibition practice?

Students of museum and cultural stories, practitioners and everybody who cares approximately museums all over the world will locate this quantity crucial reading.

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