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Analyzing Museum Collections in Scandinavia

New Insights in Revised Modernity and Its Implications on Archaeological Material

Niklas Ytterberg

institutions, which are carrying out research within narrower parameters, as a result of developer-funded rescue or contract archaeology, at the same time as they are continuously adding to the museum collections. This is the situation today in Scandinavia but

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Bruno Haas, Philipp Schorch, and Michael Mel

particular fascination manifesting itself in feverish ethnographic collecting. In the survey of “New Ireland Art in Museum Collections,” Michael Gunn laments, however, that: Most New Ireland objects were collected without geographic provenance, and very

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Holistic Houses and a Sense of Place

Contextualizing the Bishop Museum Hale Pili Exhibit through Archaeological Analyses

Jennifer G. Kahn

material culture styles from the Pacific Islands not found elsewhere, partly due to the fragile nature of organic objects and their inability to preserve in tropical contexts. Yet the importance of the Bishop Museum collections is mitigated by the fact that

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Integrating Research and Collections Management

The Ho‘omaka Hou Research Initiative at the Bishop Museum

Mara A. Mulrooney, Charmaine Wong, Kelley Esh, Scott Belluomini, and Mark D. McCoy

Museums throughout the world house invaluable collections of cultural and natural heritage, and recent efforts to unlock the potential of existing museum collections are manifest in various ways (King, this volume). One of these is the use of

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Democratizing the Digital Collection

New Players and New Pedagogies in Three-Dimensional Cultural Heritage

Jane-Heloise Nancarrow

nontraditional methodologies relating to three-dimensional digital museum collections can renegotiate the material properties of objects, and allow for experimentation within heritage, anthropology, and archaeology. Yet while digital modeling, virtual reality

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Lourdes Prados Torreira

women in a secondary position and that this fact has caused women’s invisibility in museums: their invisibility through lack of representation within their material culture, through museum collections, and ultimately through their absence from history

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Archaeology and Ethnographic Collections

Disentangling Provenance, Provenience, and Context in Vanuatu Assemblages

James L. Flexner

untapped source of information that can be used to explore basic questions necessary to the larger theories we build about the past. In exchange, archaeological investigations of museum collections provide opportunities for museums to increase their

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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

, photographs, museum collections, and wax cylinders to achieve its holistic goals. The monograph’s impact was immediate; as Boas’s academic and public stature increased, and as Boas and Hunt compiled massive museum collections and publications, its reputation

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Geographical Imagination, Anthropology, and Political Exiles

Photographers of Siberia in Late Imperial Russia

Tatiana Saburova

the society's museum (eighty photos with an estimated worth of one hundred rubles). These photographs, the letter said, “at the present time comprise the most valuable component of the museum's collection; in terms of numbers as well as of content and

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Sharon Ann Holt, Sophie Kazan, Gloriana Amador, Joanna Cobley, Blaire M. Moskowitz, Elena Settimini, Angela Stienne, Anna Tulliach, and Olga Zabalueva

Exhibition Review Essays

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.

After Darkness: Social Impact and Art Institutions

Exhibition Reviews

Behind the Red Door: A Vision of the Erotic in Costa Rican Art, The Museum of Costa Rican Art, San José

“A Positive Future in Classical Antiquities”: Teece Museum, University of Canterbury, Christchurch

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Anche le Statue Muoiono: Conflitto e Patrimonio tra Antico e Contemporaneo, Museo Egizio, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Musei Reali, Turin

Rethinking Human Remains in Museum Collections: Curating Heads at UCL

Ritratti di Famiglia, the Archaeological Museum, Bologna

100% Fight – The History of Sweden, the Swedish History Museum, Stockholm