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UCL Institute of Archaeology Critical Cultural Heritage Series


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Decolonizing Conservation: Caring for Maori Meeting Houses outside New Zealand

Decolonizing Conservation: Caring for Maori Meeting Houses outside New Zealand

1st Edition

Dean Sully
February 15, 2008

This book argues for an important shift in cultural heritage conservation, away from a focus on maintaining the physical fabric of material culture toward the impact that conservation work has on people’s lives. In doing so, it challenges the commodification of sacred objects and places by western...

Return to Alexandria: An Ethnography of Cultural Heritage Revivalism and Museum Memory

Return to Alexandria: An Ethnography of Cultural Heritage Revivalism and Museum Memory

1st Edition

Beverley Butler
November 15, 2007

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina was launched with great fanfare in the 1990s, a project of UNESCO and the Egyptian government to recreate the glory of the Alexandria Library and Museion of the ancient world. The project and its timing were curious—it coincided with scholarship moving away from the...

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