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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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Unpacking the Museum Register

Institutional Memories of the Potlatch Collection Repatriation

Emma Knight

indigenous peoples through their collections as a part of the Canadian national identity. The repatriation requests called on the museum to take responsibility for its part in the removal of significant material culture from indigenous communities. Using the

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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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Tlingit Repatriation in Museums

Ceremonies of Sovereignty

Aldona Jonaitis

ceremonies back home in Alaska, are intended not only for Tlingit at the event but also for those who have held their treasures for decades, the museum staff who themselves become part of the ceremony. In 1989, the US Congress passed the National Museum of

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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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The Ritual Labor of Reconciliation

An Autoethnography of a Return of Human Remains

Lotten Gustafsson Reinius

decolonization and globalization by radical revisions of their work processes, names, and story lines. The Swedish National Museums of World Culture, the consortium to which the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm has belonged since 2000, are no exception. 2 A

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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