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Telling 'another' story: western museums and the creation of non-western identities

Catalani, Anna (2010) Telling 'another' story: western museums and the creation of non-western identities. In: Encouraging collections mobility: a way forward for museums in Europe. Finnish National Gallery, Erfgoed Nederland & Institut für Museumsforschung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz, pp. 236-245. ISBN 9789515332875

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The present paper is based upon the idea of Western museums as informal cultural forums. Specifically, it is concerned with Western museums, non- Western collections and the formation of local identity. I will argue that the formation of cultural identity can happen when a group engages (with museum collections) through their collective memories and histories; through objects and by providing opportunities for recollection and remembering, museums can capture and exhibit the most transitory, precarious and even difficult aspects of human life.

Keywords:Western museums; diaspora; interpretation; cultural capital, Digitised
Subjects:T Eastern, Asiatic, African, American and Australasian Languages, Literature and related subjects > T530 African Society and Culture studies
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
ID Code:9281
Deposited On:01 May 2013 13:44

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