This engaging volume reveals how politics permeates all facets of museum practice, particularly in regions of political conflict. In these settings, museums can be extraordinarily influential for shaping identity and collective memory and for peace building. Using key Cypriote archaeological, historical, ethnographic, and art museums as examples, this book:
This book will be an important resource for museum professionals, as well as scholars interested in the effects of politics on museums and interpretations of the past.
2 Museums, Politics, Stakeholders, and Conflict
3 National Museums: Heritage and Identity
4 Archaeology and the Politics of the Past
5 Defining “Cypriotness”: Folk Museums, Communities,
6 History and Memory: Victims, Heroes, and Enemies
7 Visualizing War: Photography and Museums
8 Cultural “Wars,” Religious Artifacts, and Visitors:
9 Art and Politics and the Politics of Art
'Heritage, Tourism, and Community' is an innovative book series that seeks to address these three interconnected areas from multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Titles in the series examine heritage and tourism, and their relationships to local community, economic development, regional ecology, heritage conservation and preservation, and related indigenous, regional, and national political and cultural issues.