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

1st Edition

Christina Kreps

Routledge
Published January 23, 2003
Reference - 208 Pages
ISBN 9780415250269 - CAT# RU22422
Series: Museum Meanings

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Summary

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.

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