Museums, Infinity and the Culture of Protocols: Ethnographic Collections and Source Communities - Museums in Focus (Hardback)
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Museums, Infinity and the Culture of Protocols: Ethnographic Collections and Source Communities - Museums in Focus (Hardback)

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Hardback 126 Pages / Published: 29/10/2019
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Museums, Infinity and the Culture of Protocols enters a dialogue about museums' responsibility for the curation of their collections into an infinite future while also tackling contentious issues of repatriation and digital access to collections.

Bringing into focus a number of key debates centred on ethnographic collections and their relationship with source communities, Morphy considers the value material objects have to different 'local' communities - the museum and the source community - and the value-creation processes with which they are entangled. The focus on values and value brings the issue of repatriation and access into a dialogue between the two locals, questioning who has access to collections and whose values are taken into consideration. Placing the museum itself firmly at the centre of the debate, Morphy posits that museums constitute a kind of 'local' embedded in a trajectory of value.

Museums, Infinity and the Culture of Protocols challenges aspects of postcolonial theory that position museums in the past by presenting an argument that places relationships with communities as central to the future of museums. This makes the book essential reading for academics and students working in the fields of museum and heritage studies, anthropology, archaeology, Indigenous studies, cultural studies, and history.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138565593
Number of pages: 126
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

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