Publisher description for Museums and source communities : a Routledge reader / edited by Laura Peers and Alison K. Brown.


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This book brings together hitherto uncollected work on one of the most important developments in museology in the past century: collaborative research involving museums and members of ethnographic source communities, and the development of a new curatorial praxis which incorporates source community needs and perspectives. Using case studies of research projects as well as overview essays exploring the issues, common problems, and lessons of this type of research, this book will provide the first overview of work in this emerging field.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Ethnological museums and collections -- Social aspects.
Museums -- Acquisitions -- Social aspects.