Museums and the Past

12 In this chapter, I use the term “public pedagogy” to highlight visitor-museum
interactions and the nature of visitor ... Drawing primarily from German
historiography, she suggests that historical consciousness refers less to the past
and ...

Author: Viviane Gosselin

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774830646

Category: Art

Page: 312

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Museums and the Past explores the central role of museums as memory keepers and makers. Using case studies from a Canadian context, the contributors to this collection reflect on the challenges in maintaining and developing museums as meaningful places of memory and learning. Discussions of museum practice and historical consciousness – how our understanding of the past shapes our sense of the future – consider the modern museum’s narratives and pedagogical responsibilities and how museums continue to inform our sense of history.

Museums and the Past

This vibrant examination of the museum's role as contemporary narrator of our past reveals that our perceptions of history and ourselves are shaped as much by how a museum presents information as by what information it presents.

Author: Viviane Gosselin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780774830652

Category: Collective memory

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The Presented Past

Central to the book is the belief that the presentation of the past in school curricula and in museum and site interpretations will benefit from a greater use of non-documentary sources derived from archaeological study and oral histories.

Author: B. L. Molyneaux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134865090

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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The Presented Past is concerned with the differences between the comparatively static, well-understood way in which the past is presented in schools, museums and at historic sites compared to the approaches currently being explored in contemporary archaeology. It challenges the all-too-frequent representation of the past as something finished, understood and objective, rather than something that is `constructed' and therefore open to co-existing interpretations and constant re-interpretation. Central to the book is the belief that the presentation of the past in school curricula and in museum and site interpretations will benefit from a greater use of non-documentary sources derived from archaeological study and oral histories. The book suggests that a view of the past incorporating a larger body of evidence and a wider variety of understanding will help to invigorate the way history is taught. The Presented Past will be of interest to teachers, archaeologists, cultural resource managers, in fact anyone who is concerned with how the past is presented.

Museums and the Past

"This vibrant new collection edited by Viviane Gosselin and Phaedra Livingstone explores the central role of museums as memory keepers and makers."--

Author: Viviane Gosselin

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774830621

Category: Art

Page: 312

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« This vibrant new collection edited by Viviane Gosselin and Phaedra Livingstone explores the central role of museums as memory keepers and makers. The idea of historical consciousness – how our conception of the past shapes our sense of the present and of the future – is of growing importance for cultural institutions in North America. In the collections they assemble and the exhibitions they create, museums reinvent and reconstruct our understanding of past events. Using case studies and observations from a Canadian context, Museums and the Past considers how the modern museum fosters public perceptions of history. Bridging contemporary discussions on the relationship between historical consciousness and museum practice, the contributors reflect on the challenges, controversies, and changing technologies used in maintaining and developing museums and heritage sites as meaningful places of memory and learning. The result is an engaging and dynamic range of new perspectives on the modern museum's narrative and pedagogical responsibilities as well as on how Canadian museums continue to shape the way we make sense of the past and of ourselves. The book contributes to the ongoing dialogue about the function of public museums in civil society in Canada and elsewhere. »--

J dische Museen zwischen gestern und morgen Jewish Museums Past and Future

Jewish museums past and future by Danielle Spera Museums all over the world
are contemplating and discussing their future. As cultural establishments that are
often publicly funded, they have to redefine their general orientation, develop ...

Author: Danielle Spera

Publisher: StudienVerlag

ISBN: 3706557347

Category: History

Page: 192

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Der 10. Band des vom Jüdischen Museum Wien herausgegebenen "Wiener Jahrbuchs für Jüdische Geschichte, Kultur und Museumswesen" ist im Zusammenhang mit der neuen permanenten Ausstellung entstanden, die im November 2013 eröffnet wurde. Dieser Band zeichnet die begleitenden Reflexionen zur Konzeption der neuen Dauerausstellung nach und gibt Einblick in die Kommunikation mit zwei Gruppen, die für die Arbeit am Museum von immanenter Bedeutung sind: zum einen die BesucherInnen des Museums, die sich aus unterschiedlicher Motivation und mit verschiedenem Hintergrund für einen Besuch im Jüdischen Museum Wien entscheiden, zum anderen die WissenschaftlerInnen und AutorInnen, die in ihren Disziplinen und Themen immer wieder auch jene Felder durchdenken, die von jüdischen Museen thematisiert und "ausgestellt" werden. Die Interviews mit Philipp Blom, Dan Diner, Maximilian Gottschlich, Albert Lichtblau, Eva Menasse, Oliver Rathkolb, Barbara Staudinger und Ruth Wodak führten Museums-Direktorin Danielle Spera und Chefkurator Werner Hanak-Lettner in der Vorbereitungszeit zur neuen permanenten Ausstellung. Erstmals erscheint ein Band aus dieser Reihe zweisprachig (Deutsch/Englisch).

The Representation of the Past

In The Representation of the Past, Kevin Walsh examines this international trend and questions the packaging of history which serves only to distance people from their own heritage.

Author: Kevin Walsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134896670

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

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The 1980s and early 1990s have seen a marked increase in public interest in our historic environment. The museum and heritage industry has expanded as the past is exploited for commercial profit. In The Representation of the Past, Kevin Walsh examines this international trend and questions the packaging of history which serves only to distance people from their own heritage. A superficial, unquestioning portrayal of the past, he feels, separates us from an understanding of our cultural and political present. Here, Walsh suggests a number of ways in which the museum can fulfill its potential - by facilitating our comprehension of cultural identity.

Memory Monuments and Museums

This collection by Australia's leading writers, scholars and activists discuss the ways in which we record, preserve and sometimes re-create our histories and how the power of memory and the past shapes the present and our identity.

Author: Marilyn Lake

Publisher: Melbourne University

ISBN:

Category: Australia

Page: 294

View: 657

This collection by Australia's leading writers, scholars and activists discuss the ways in which we record, preserve and sometimes re-create our histories and how the power of memory and the past shapes the present and our identity. The essays are taken from the Australian Academy of the Humanities 2004 Symposium.

The Past is a Foreign Country

Author: Josephine Martin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

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Creating a Dignified Past

'This volume is a collection of seven fascinating articles...This is a revealing book that probes beneath the surface of what one participant calls the 'sheep to shawl' displays of such historic sites.

Author: Geoffrey Louis Rossano

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847676903

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 129

View: 401

'This volume is a collection of seven fascinating articles...This is a revealing book that probes beneath the surface of what one participant calls the 'sheep to shawl' displays of such historic sites. It is a refreshing work well worth reading.'-THE HUDSON VALLEY REGIONAL REVIEW

Locating Australia s Past

museums should strive to achieve . For those wanting to set up new museums I
hope to offer some suggestions for planning . For those of you already running a
museum I want to suggest ways of evaluating your current operations . What is a
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Author:

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN:

Category: Australia

Page: 267

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Interpreting Our Past

For example , while working at an outdoor museum , I did extensive research in
early nineteenth century medicine and health ... In history museums the absence
of research results in the perpetuation of myths and stereotypes about the past .

Author: Mary Beth Stein

Publisher: William Hammond Mathers Museum

ISBN:

Category: Folklore

Page: 179

View: 621


Museums Archaeologists and Indigenous People

1 Introduction : Interpreting the past The past can be looked upon in different
ways . It could be regarded as a museum , a monument , an artefact , a ship that
has been submerged under water for many years , etc . People ' s descriptions of
the ...

Author: Pamela Ifeoma Eze-Uzomaka

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 182

In the past there has been a general lack of public involvement in the archaeology, heritage and museum management of Nigeria's past. This study looks at the organisation, management and presentation of Nigeria's heritage, assesses people's perceptions of their past and studies how museums and other organisations have contibuted to this lack of public awareness. Eze-Uzomaka shows that there is room for improvement.

Past Disquiet

The book also offers translations of primary texts and recent interviews with some of the artists involved.

Author: Kristine Khouri

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

ISBN: 8364177583

Category: Art

Page: 330

View: 614

The International Art Exhibition for Palestine took place in Beirut in 1978 and mobilized international networks of artists in solidarity with anti-imperialist movements of the 1960s and ’70s. In that era, individual artists and artist collectives assembled collections; organized touring exhibitions, public interventions and actions; and collaborated with institutions and political movements. Their aim was to lend support and bring artistic engagement to protests against the ongoing war in Vietnam, the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, and the apartheid regime in South Africa, and they were aligned in international solidarity for anti-colonial struggles. Past Disquiet brings together contributions from scholars, curators and writers who reflect on these marginalized histories and undertakings that took place in Baghdad, Beirut, Belgrade, Damascus, Paris, Rabat, Tokyo, and Warsaw. The book also offers translations of primary texts and recent interviews with some of the artists involved.

Keeping Their Marbles

The story of how the museums of the West acquired the treasures of antiquity, from the Benin Bronzes to the Bust of Nefertiti - and why they should not be returned to the lands from which they came.

Author: Tiffany Jenkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199657599

Category:

Page: 368

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For the past two centuries and more, the West has acquired the treasures of antiquity to fill its museums. But all this came at a cost. From the Napoleonic campaigns that filled the Louvre with Egyptian artefacts, to the plunder that accompanied British imperialism across the globe, the amazing collections in the West's great museums were wrenched from their original context by means that often amounted to theft. Now the countries from which they came would likethem back. The Greek demand for the return of the Elgin Marbles is only the tip of an iceberg that includes a host of world-historical artefacts, from the Benin Bronzes to the Bust of Nefertiti. Formany, these items are looted property - and should be returned immediately.Keeping Their Marbles tells the story of how the West acquired these treasures - and controversially argues that they should not be returned.

Museum Education

Author: Kathleen Ann Henwood

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Historical museums

Page: 278

View: 599


Past Imperfect

Donna De Salvo has choreographed just such an event in Past Imperfect: A Museum Looks at Itself, an admirably ambitious exhibition that excavates the pictures, powers, objects, and objections that comprise and construct a cultural ...

Author: Donna M. De Salvo

Publisher: New Press

ISBN: 9781565841666

Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 815

Museums are made to be looked at by others, but what happens when a museum looks at itself? Donna De Salvo has choreographed just such an event in Past Imperfect: A Museum Looks at Itself, an admirably ambitious exhibition that excavates the pictures, powers, objects, and objections that comprise and construct a cultural institution.

Occupation and Communism in Eastern European Museums

This volume offers fresh perspectives on the representation of the recent past in museums of the Second World War and of communism in post-communist Eastern Europe.

Author: Constantin Iordachi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350103721

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 406

This volume offers fresh perspectives on the representation of the recent past in museums of the Second World War and of communism in post-communist Eastern Europe. It does so against the background of recent European-wide debates on history, memory and politics. The contributors from across Europe focus comparatively on a wide variety of case studies, pointing out similarities and differences, and accounting for transnational patterns of remembrance at regional and European level. Occupation and Communism in Eastern European Museums argues that museums have a huge influence on the image of the communist past in Eastern Europe. It shows how they use a vast array of media tools, visual tactics and commercial strategies in order to substantiate ideological approaches to the past and to shape the attitude of public opinion.

The Back to the Past Museum Guide to Trilobites

Author: Enrico Bonino

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788872035153

Category: Art

Page: 495

View: 173


The Museums Journal

Its development by the Museum of London - ( MOL ) has spectacularly released a
huge number of objects for public viewing in a light and airy space that
ambitiously covers half a million years of the past . The reconstruction of an Iron
Age ...

Author: Elijah Howarth

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Museums

Page:

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"Indexes to papers read before the Museums Association, 1890-1909. Comp. by Charles Madeley": v. 9, p. 427-452.

Great Stuff Museums of Nova Scotia Historic Sites People Artifacts and Much More

Dotted throughout the province, dozens of museums have carefully collected and
preserved our past - from sharp stone tools fashioned centuries ago by the Mi”
kmaq, to a steam mill, revolutionary in its day. Each museum holds pieces of the ...

Author:

Publisher: Dartmouth, N.S. : James-Stonehouse

ISBN: 9780921128397

Category: Museums

Page: 104

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