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Conjunctures and Convergences

Remaking the World Cultures Displays at the National Museum of Scotland

Henrietta Lidchi

Royal Scottish Museum to create the corporate and national body National Museums Scotland. 2 If a nation is a system for cultural representation (creating in Benedict Anderson’s [2006] terms an “imagined community”) and national identity is crafted in

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Analyzing Museum Collections in Scandinavia

New Insights in Revised Modernity and Its Implications on Archaeological Material

Niklas Ytterberg . Chilton , Elizabeth S. 2014 . “ Plus ça Change: From Postprocessualism to ‘Big Data.’ ” Current Swedish Archaeology 22 : 35 – 40 . Dikkaya , Fahri . 2009 . “ National Archaeologies and Conflicting Identities: Examples from Greece, Cyprus and

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“We Owe a Historical Debt to No One”

The Reappropriation of Photographic Images from a Museum Collection

Helen Mears

historical record of a primordial ethnic identity, I show that the tensions I identify can be discerned in the photographs themselves. While it may be a truism to note that “the plurality of meanings … available through photographs … mitigates against the

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Julie Gough, Jonathan Jones, Kelli Cole, Shari Lett, Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, Billie Lythberg, Jennifer Walklate, Jeanine Nault, Jake Homiak, Joshua A. Bell, and Natasha Barrett

Reflections from a Panel of Indigenous Speakers at the New Encounters Conference National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 16-18 March 2016 This report offers a snapshot of an impromptu panel by a group of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait

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Engaging Anthropological Legacies toward Cosmo-optimistic Futures?

Sharon Macdonald, Henrietta Lidchi, and Margareta von Oswald

the museum. One such set of people is those sometimes referred to as source communities, who may identify with the objects that came to the museum because of religious, cultural, or national affiliations (for discussions and examples, see Golding and

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Reassembling The Social Organization

Collaboration and Digital Media in (Re)making Boas’s 1897 Book

Aaron Glass, Judith Berman, and Rainer Hatoum

), articulation ( Clifford 2001 ), intercultural production ( Myers 2002 ), and cosmopolitanism ( Appiah 2007 ), all providing formulations for the complex and fluid identities of both persons and things, especially under colonial conditions. In addition, renewed

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Steven J. Hoffman, Fanny Wonu Veys, Joseph P Feldman, Natasha Barrett, Elsa Lenz Kothe, Antonino Crisà, Sayantan Mukhopadhyay, Masaaki Morishita, and Ewa Klekot

University REFERENCES Beaumont , Joan . 2009 . “ Contested Trans-national Heritage: The Demolition of Changi Prison, Singapore .” International Journal of Heritage Studies 15 ( 4 ): 298 – 316 . 10.1080/13527250902933744 Blackburn , Kevin . 1999

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Kylie Message, Masaaki Morishita, Conal McCarthy, and Lee Davidson

uncomfortable, or challenge the assumptions that I might hold or that I see held by those around me. Indeed, my preference is to work with “disobedient” objects rather than with those typically identified as “national treasures”—Abraham Lincoln’s hat, Kermit the

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Repatriation as Inspiration

Multigenerational Perspectives on American Archaeology-Museum Relationships

April M. Beisaw and Penelope H. Duus

museum, it serves to “naturalize the phenomenon of collecting Native people and culture as patrimony for national identity” ( Brady 2009: 139 ). Michael F. Brown argued that cultural property cannot even be discussed “without doing violence to the group

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“The Changing of the Guards”?

British Prehistoric Collections and Archaeology in the Museums of the Future

Catherine. J. Frieman and Neil Wilkin

2015 ). Bohman , Stefan . 2000 . “ Nationalism and Museology: Reflections on Swedish Experience .” Pp. 275 – 287 in Heritage and Museums: Shaping National Identity , ed. J. Magnus Fladmark . Aberdeen : Donhead . Bonacchi , Chiara , Andrew