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Analyzing Museum Collections in Scandinavia

New Insights in Revised Modernity and Its Implications on Archaeological Material

Niklas Ytterberg

. One part comprises the universities, which are predominantly theoretical. Another part consists of the museums, which mainly manage the collections but also do some research, although to varying extents. Somewhere in between we find the excavating

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Simon Knell

In 2018, the Higgins—a large, modern, multidisciplinary, town museum and art gallery in Bedford in the English Midlands—was one of several institutions in Britain to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the first arrival of Caribbean migrants

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Athar Haj Yahya

concept of multiculturalism requires mutual respect and acceptance. Moreover, there is no political or ideological consensus in Israel regarding the country's multicultural character ( Kimmerling 1998 ). Multiculturalism and Museums Ruth Kark and

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Missionaries and Colonialism in a Postcolonial Museum

Or, How a Finnish Peasant Can Become an African Folk Hero

Ian Fairweather

This article sets out to locate a particular postcolonial museum in its historical context, concentrating on local responses to change. It focuses on the specific historical interaction between villagers in northern Namibia and Finnish missionaries, and demonstrates that the dynamics of this interaction have led the villagers to remember the past in terms of a cleavage between pagans and Christians that is played out in the regular performances that take place for foreign visitors at the Nakambale museum. I argue that the performance of ‘tradition’ allows local people to transform the narrative presented in the physical layout of the museum into one that both emphasizes their own historical agency and demonstrates their contemporary Christian identities. The traditional/modern dichotomy implied by the museum’s narrative of the civilizing influence, brought by Christianity, provides them with an opportunity to do just that.

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Destination Museum

A Conversation with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Conal McCarthy

What was the first museum you remember visiting? I was born in September 1942 during the war. My parents came from Poland. Three weeks after I was born, 6,500 Jews from my father's hometown, Opatów (Apt, in Yiddish), 65% of the population

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

military occupation that constantly threatens their stability and permanence in the space. In this study, we examine four Jerusalem-focused museum exhibits from around the world to demonstrate how curators have shaped competing heritage narratives. These

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Ryan Nutting

In part fourteen of his twenty-one-part series “Through ‘The Horniman Museum’” Henry Woolhouse, writing as A. Visitor, notes two models of the Taj Mahal in the museum's Second Indian and Ceylon Room—one made from soapstone and one from marble

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Tlingit Repatriation in Museums

Ceremonies of Sovereignty

Aldona Jonaitis

In 1997, Mark Jacobs Jr., the leader of the Tlingit Angoon Dakl’aweidí clan, stood in a hall at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DNMS), proudly wearing the Killer Whale Clan Hat, which was being repatriated to his clan. 1 In proper Tlingit

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“We Must All Be Ready for Major Changes”

Visiting Climate for Change at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Lise Camilla Ruud and Erik Thorstensen

In 2019, a new permanent exhibition, Climate for Change , opened at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger. The title of the exhibition points to both the possibility of and the need for change. The message is made clear on a poster at the

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Unpacking the Museum Register

Institutional Memories of the Potlatch Collection Repatriation

Emma Knight

, rattles, whistles, and coppers, were confiscated from the Cape Mudge Weḵa’yi, Village Island Mamalilikulla, and Alert Bay ’Na̱mǥis. 1 The collection was intended for the Victoria Memorial Museum—now the Canadian Museum of History (CMH)—in Ottawa; however