1st Edition

Liberating Culture Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Museums, Curation and Heritage Preservation

By Christina Kreps Copyright 2003
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    Using examples of indigenous models from Indonesia, the Pacific, Africa and native North America, Christina Kreps illustrates how the growing recognition of indigenous curation and concepts of cultural heritage preservation is transforming conventional museum practice.

    Liberating Culture explores the similarities and differences between Western and non-Western approaches to objects, museums, and curation, revealing how what is culturally appropriate in one context may not be in another.

    For those studying museum culture across the world, this book is essential reading.

    Introduction: liberating culture; Chapter 2 The Eurocentric museum model in the non-European world; Chapter 3 Indigenous models of museums, curation, and concepts of cultural heritage preservation; Chapter 4 Reclaiming the spirit of culture: Native Americans and cultural restitution; Chapter 5 Museums, culture, and development; Chapter 6 Comparative museology and crosscultural heritage management: emerging paradigms for museological practice; Notes; Bibliography; Index;


    Kreps, Christina