1st Edition

Intangible Heritage and the Museum New Perspectives on Cultural Preservation

By Marilena Alivizatou Copyright 2012
    225 Pages
    by Routledge

    226 Pages
    by Routledge

    In this comparative, international study Marilena Alivizatou investigates the relationship between museums and the new concept of “intangible heritage.” She charts the rise of intangible heritage within the global sphere of UN cultural policy and explores its implications both in terms of international politics and with regard to museological practice and critical theory. Using a grounded ethnographic methodology, Alivizatou examines intangible heritage in the local complexities of museum and heritage work in Oceania, the Americas and Europe. This multi-sited, cross-cultural approach highlights key challenges currently faced by cultural institutions worldwide in understanding and presenting this form of heritage.

    Chapter 1 Intangible Heritage and the Museum; Chapter 2 Global Preservation and Beyond; Chapter 3 From Artefacts to Communities: Part Icipation and Contestation at Te Papa Tongarewa; Chapter 4 At the Interface of Kastom and Development: The Case of the Vanuatu Cultural Centre; Chapter 5 Intangible Heritage at the Living Memorial of Native Americans; Chapter 6 Reinventing the Gift at the Horniman Museum; Chapter 7 The Dialogue of Cultures, Laïcité, and Intangible Heritage at the quai Branly; Chapter 8 Rethinking Cultural Preservation, Museum Curation, and Communities;


    Alivizatou, Marilena