A “Safe Space” to Debate Colonial Legacy? The University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Campaign to Return a Looted Benin Altarpiece to Nigeria
Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp and Chris Wingfield
The Obduracy of Collections: An Anthropological Approach to the Rosenlew Museum in Pori, Finland
Collecting Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Twentieth-Century Great Britain and North America
“What Beauty in Oriental Art Means”: Displaying Asian Art in New Zealand in the 1930s
James Beattie and Louise Stevenson
Destination Museum: A Conversation with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Making Space for Jewish Culture in Polish Folk and Ethnographic Museums: Imagining Social Diversity after Ethnic Cleansing
Erica Lehrer and Monika Murzyn-Kupisz
Anthropology, Art, and Folklore: Competing Visions of Museum Collecting in Early Twentieth-Century America
Field Notes and Reading Notes: Studying with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett in the 1990s
Research in other forms: Reports, articles, conversations etc.
Interpreting a Tatanua Mask
Bruno Haas and Philipp Schorch, with an afterword by Michael Mel
History between Red Brackets: The Cold War in History Museums around the Baltic Sea
Aftermath of Cultural Heritage Disasters
While Rome burned… An Introduction
Sheila K. Hoffman
Rise and Fall of the National Museum? Reflections for Museums of Tomorrow
The Flames of Notre-Dame and the Ravaged Landscape of French Heritage Management
Canterbury quakes produce powerful lessons about cultural resilience
ICOM Triennial Conference Kyoto September 2019
Interaction, Integration, and Flow: Researching the Museum in the Global Contemporary, Shaanxi Normal University, Xian
‘Amui ‘i Mu’a: Ancient Futures Conference, Oct. 7–12, Tanoa International Dateline Hotel, Tonga
Borders and Interruptions: Museums in the Age of Global Mobility
Gwyneira Isaac, Diana Marsh, Laura Osorio Sunnucks, and Anthony Shelton
Museums and the Dilemma of Engaging with the Activist Spectrum
Kylie Message and Eleanor Foster
New Conversations about Safeguarding the Future: A Review of Four Books
The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation and Resistance in the American Museum by Sarita Echavez See
The Art of Being a World Culture Museum: Futures and Lifeways of Ethnographic Museums in Contemporary Europe edited by Barbara Plankensteiner
China in Australasia: Cultural Diplomacy and Chinese Arts since the Cold War edited by James Beattie, Richard Bullen, and Maria Galikowski
Women and Museums, 1850–1914: Modernity and the Gendering of Knowledge by Kate Hill
Rethinking Research in the Art Museum by Emily Pringle
A Natural History of Beer by Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall
Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles: An Anthropological Evaluation of Balinese Textiles in the Mead-Bateson Collection by Urmila Mohan
The Colmar Treasure: A Medieval Jewish Legacy
Blaire M. Moskowitz
Exhibition without Boundaries: teamLab Borderless and the Digital Evolution of Gallery Space
Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai; Suzhou Museum, Suzhou; and PMQ, Hong Kong
The Story Box: Franz Boas, George Hunt, and the Making of Anthropology
Curating Oceania at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Musée du Quai Branley
An Internal Response to Oceania from the Royal Academy of Arts
“Exhibiting Oceania”: Conversing with the Curators (or Truth-Telling in Real Time)
Noelle M. K. Y. Kahanu
Océanie in Paris
The Oceania Catalogue
Volume 8 / 2020, 1 issue per volume (summer)
Aims & Scope
Museum Worlds: Advances in Research is a multidisciplinary, refereed, annual journal that publishes work that significantly advances knowledge of global trends, case studies, and theory relevant to museum practice and scholarship around the world.
Responding to the need for a rigorous, in-depth review of current work in its field, Museum Worlds: Advances in Research contributes to the ongoing formation of Museum Studies as an academic and practical area of research that is rapidly expanding and alive with potential, opportunity, and challenge that parallels the rapid growth of museums in just about every part of the world.
Museum Worlds aims to trace and comment on major regional, theoretical, methodological, and topical themes and debates, and to encourage comparison of museum theories, practices, and developments in different global settings. Each issue includes a conversation piece on a current topic, as well as peer-reviewed scholarly articles and review articles, book and exhibition reviews, and news on developments in museum studies and related curricula in different parts of the world. Drawing on the expertise and networks of a global Editorial Board of senior scholars and museum practitioners, the journal both challenges and develops the core concepts that link different disciplinary perspectives on museums by bringing new voices into ongoing debates and discussions. Articles are of exceptional quality and general interest from around the world.
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Visit the Museum Worlds Companion Site: In an era of increased globalization and digitization, the site aims to complement the journal by bringing current museum themes, practices, and developments to the forefront of global discussions in the field of Museum Studies.
Sandra Dudley, University of Leicester
Conal McCarthy, Victoria University of Wellington
Joanna Cobley,University of Canterbury, Christchurch Sheila Hoffman, University of Massachusetts, Lowell Linda Kong, Fudan University, Shanghai
Masaaki Morishita, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Senior Advisory Editors Jack Lohman, Royal British Columbia Museum Howard Morphy, Australian National University
Editorial Board Joshua A. Bell, Smithsonian Institution Mary Bouquet, University College Utrecht Chip Colwell, Denver Museum of Nature and Science Ciraj Rassool, University of the Western Cape Alice Semedo, University of Porto Lynne Teather, ICTOP and University of Toronto
Editorial Advisory Board David Anderson, National Museum of Wales Mieke Bal, University of Amsterdam Lissant Bolton, British Museum Alison Brown, University of Aberdeen Beverley Butler, University College, London Shelley Ruth Butler, McGill University Chia-Li Chen, Taipei National University of the Arts Constance Classen, Concordia University Peter Davis, University of Newcastle Eric Dorfman, University of Newcastle Elizabeth Edwards, De Montfort University Chris Dorsett, Northumbria University Maria Economou, University of Glasgow Haidy Geismar, University College London Viviane Gosselin, Museum of Vancouver Laurence Gourievidis, Blaise Pascal University Clare Harris, Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford J.D. Hill, British Museum Gwyneira Isaac, Smithsonian Institution Aldona Jonaitis, Fairbanks Museum, University of Alaska Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, New York University Simon Knell, University of Leicester Ying-Ying Lai, National Taiwan University of Arts Nigel Llewellyn, Tate Gallery Maria Lucia N. M. Loureiro, Museu de Astronomia e Cências Afins, Rio de Janeiro Saloni Mathur, University of California Los Angeles Heather Mayfield, Science Museum London Jenny Newell, American Museum of Natural History Laura Peers, Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford Ruth Phillips, Carleton University Philipp Schorch, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gyan Prakesh, Princeton University Anthony Shelton, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia Raymond Silverman, University of Michigan Frederik Svanberg, Historiska Museet, Stockholm Paul Tapsell, University of Otago Nicholas Thomas, Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Vivian Ting, Hong Kong Baptist University Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia
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Research articles and articles that critically review and position the state of a particular subfield should be approximately 7,000 words (including notes and references), although longer articles may be considered, and responses approximately 1,000 words.
Conversations: 4,000 to 6,000 words
Review articles (books or exhibitions): 3,000 words
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Teaching in Museum Studies: 3,000 to 5,000 words in total for section (shorter items welcome)
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