Museums and Social Change (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
190
Utgivningsdatum
2020-07-10
Förlag
Routledge
Illustrationer
23 Halftones, black and white; 23 Illustrations, black and white
Dimensioner
244 x 173 x 10 mm
Vikt
363 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780367228019
Museums and Social Change (häftad)

Museums and Social Change

Challenging the Unhelpful Museum

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Museums and Social Change explores the ways museums can work in collaboration with marginalised groups to work for social change and, in so doing, rethink the museum. Drawing on the first-hand experiences of museum practitioners and their partners around the world, the volume demonstrates the impact of a shared commitment to collaborative, reflective practice. Including analytical discussion from practitioners in their collegial work with women, the homeless, survivors of institutionalised child abuse and people with disabilities, the book draws attention to the significant contributions of small, specialist museums in bringing about social change. It is here, the book argues, that the new museum emerges: when museum practitioners see themselves as partners, working with others to lead social change, this is where museums can play a distinct and important role. Emerging in response to ongoing calls for museums to be more inclusive and participate in meaningful engagement, Museums and Social Change will be essential reading for academics and students working in museum and gallery studies, librarianship, archives, heritage studies and arts management. It will also be of great interest to those working in history and cultural studies, as well as museum practitioners and social activists around the world.
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Adele Chynoweth is currently a lecturer at the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies at the Australian National University, where she received the 2018 Vice Chancellor's Award for Public Policy and Outreach. Bernadette Lynch is an Honorary Research Associate, University College London. As a writer, researcher and museum professional she is known internationally for her work on public engagement and participation in museums. She has thirty years' experience in senior management in UK and Canadian museums. Klaus Petersen is Professor of Welfare State History and director of the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. Sarah Smed is head of the Danish Welfare Museum, and known for her activist involvement in social issues, the Danish National Apology to Care Leavers in 2019 and investigation into other institutional abuse in 2020.

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List of contributors Foreword David Fleming Editors' Preface Introduction - Neither helpful nor unhelpful - a clear way forward for the useful museum Bernadette Lynch PART I Museums and co-creation 1 Behind barbed wire: Co-producing the Danish Welfare Museum Sarah Smed 2. Rewriting the script: Power and change through a Museum of Homelessness Jessica and Matthew Turtle 3. March of Women:equality and usefulness in action at Glasgow Women's Library Adele Patrick 4. In the name of the museum: The cultural actions and values of the Togo Rural Village Art Museum, Taiwan Ying-Ying Lai Part II Revealing hidden narratives 5. Revealing hidden stories at the Danish Welfare Museum: A collaborative history Jeppe Wichmann Rasmussen 6. Doors, stairways and pitfalls: Care Leavers' memory work at the Danish Welfare Museum Stine Gronbaek Jensen 7. 'We cannot change the past, but we can change how we look at the past': The use of creative writing in facing up to personal histories at the Danish Welfare Museum Trisse Gejl 8. Invite, acknowledge and collect with respect: sensitive narratives at the Vest-Agder Museum, Norway Kathrin Pabst 9. 'Nothing about, us without us': The journey to cultural democracy at Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales Sioned Hughes and Nia Williams 10. Slow, uncomfortable, and badly paid: DisPLACE and the benefits of disability history Manon S. Parry, Corrie Tijsseling, and Paul van Trigt Part III: Taking back 11. The act of emancipating oneself: The museum and the release of adult Care Leavers' case records Jacob Knage Rasmussen 12. A call to justice at the National Museum of Australia Adele Chynoweth Index