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Museums, Heritage, and International Development

Edited by Paul Basu, Wayne Modest

Routledge – 2014 – 256 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Culture and Development

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Description

Along with other areas of "culture for development," the relationship between museums, heritage and international development has been underexamined from a critical and comparative perspective. This edited volume fills this lacuna and inaugurates a new, important debate across these and other disciplines, identifying the distinct contribution of museums and heritage to international development agendas, engaging with the politics of museums and heritage for development, and identifying the specific challenges facing this sector within development practice. Grounded in particular case studies which range geographically from Africa, to South, East and South-East Asia, to South America and the Caribbean, the volume aims at a rethinking of both international museum and development practice.

Contents

Introduction: Museums, Heritage and International Development

Part I: The Contribution of Museums and Cultural Heritage to Development

1. Cultural Heritage and Humanitarian Work: Critical Links

2. Health Education and Participatory Exhibition Development in Malawi

3. Palestinian ‘Archive Fever’: Culture, Development and Heritage as Efficacy

4. No Sustainable Development Without Peace: Preserving and Presenting Memorial Landscapes to Promote Reconciliation and Sustain Peace in Northern Uganda

5. Entrepreneurship, Livelihoods and Intangible Heritage: A Case Study from India

Part II Whose Heritage? Whose Development?

6. Only Foreigners Can Do It? Advocacy and Brokerage at the Axum Museum, Ethiopia

7. World Heritage, Cultural Diplomacy and the National Museum of Afghanistan

8. Saving the Past by Investing in the Future: Heritage Values and Development Values in the Moche Valley, Peru

9. Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection and National Identity in Timor-Leste

Part III The Challenges of Capacity Building, Mutuality and Sustainability

10. Maroon Cultural Centres, Suriname and the Tropenmuseum: A Culture for Development Project

11. The Museum of Nzema Culture and History: Development Challenges in Southwest Ghana

12. Heritage Professionals: Development Brokers

13. The British Museum’s Africa Programme

14. The Tropenmuseum’s Partnership Programme in Indonesia: The Process and the Product

Part IV Rethinking museums, Rethinking Development

15. The Legacy of South Africa’s Multiple Colonialisms for Museums, Heritage and Development

16. The New Chinese Museology: Shifting Geographies of Power, Development and Heritage

17. Has it Been Worth iI? Questioning the Value of Museums for Development

Afterword: Critical Conversations and Guiding Principles

Author Bio

Paul Basu is Reader in Material Culture & Museum Studies at University College London.

Wayne Modest is Head of the Curatorial Department at Tropenmuseum.

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