National Museums

Palace Museum, the National Taiwan Museum was deployed in cultural diplomacy, presenting exhibitions of Taiwanese art and culture abroad. Although Taiwanese art and culture were not as popular asthe Chineseofferings of theNational ...

Author: Simon Knell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317723134

Category: Social Science

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National Museums is the first book to explore the national museum as a cultural institution in a range of contrasting national contexts. Composed of new studies of countries that rarely make a showing in the English-language studies of museums, this book reveals how these national museums have been used to create a sense of national self, place the nation in the arts, deal with the consequences of political change, remake difficult pasts, and confront those issues of nationalism, ethnicity and multiculturalism which have come to the fore in national politics in recent decades. National Museums combines research from both leading and new researchers in the fields of history, museum studies, cultural studies, sociology, history of art, media studies, science and technology studies, and anthropology. It is an interrogation of the origins, purpose, organisation, politics, narratives and philosophies of national museums.

Scottish Coins in the National Museums of Scotland Edinburgh Part I

ULSTER MUSEUM , BELFAST . Part II . ... ( Publ . jointly with the Archaeological and Ethnographical Museum in Łód ź . ) 20 plates , 1987 . NORWEB COLLECTION . ... ( Publ . jointly with the Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland . ) ...

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Publisher: Sylloge of Coins of the Britis

ISBN: UOM:39015064911624

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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New Horizons for Asian Museums and Museology

Museums are informal educational units. 2. A teacher has to lead a student to a museum. For these reasons, national museums were expected to change their image and develop ways of presentation in the exhibition galleries, ...

Author: Naoko Sonoda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811008863

Category: History

Page: 204

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This book presents up-to-date information about museums and museology in present-day Asia, focusing on Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Thailand.Asian countries today have developed or are developing their own museology and museums, which are not simple copies of European or North American models. This book provides readers with carefully chosen examples of museum activities—for example, exhibition and sharing information, database construction, access to and conservation of museum collections, relationships between museums and local communities, and international cooperation in the field of cultural heritage. Readers are expected to include museum professionals and museology students.Throughout the course of this book, the reader will understand that a museum is not only a place for collecting, representing, and preserving cultural heritage but also plays a fundamental role in community development. This book is highly recommended to readers who seek a worldwide vision of museum studies.The peer-reviewed chapters in this volume are written versions of the lectures delivered by selected speakers at the international symposium "New Horizons for Asian Museums and Museology" held in February 2015 at the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan.

Syllogeus

SYLLOGEUS is a publication of the National Museum of Natural Sciences, National Museums of Canada, designed to permit the rapid dissemination of information pertaining to those disciplines and educational functions for which the ...

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Directory of Museums Galleries and Buildings of Historic Interest in the UK

NHM ** Natural History Museum NIMC ** Northern Ireland Museums Council NLA ** Norfolk Landscape Archaeology NMAS Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service NMG ** National Museum & Gallery of Wales N MGM National Museums & Galleries on ...

Author: Keith W. Reynard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135475451

Category: Reference

Page: 650

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This unique and important directory incorporates some 3,200 entries. It covers all types and sizes of museums; galleries of paintings, sculpture and photography; and buildings and sites of particular historic interest. It also provides an extensive index listing over 3,200 subjects. The directory covers national collections and major buildings, but also the more unusual, less well-known and local exhibits and sites. The Directory of Museums, Galleries and Buildings of Historic Interest in the United Kingdom is an indispensable reference source for any library, an ideal companion for researcher and enthusiast alike, and an essential purchase for anyone with an interest in the cultural and historical collections of the UK. Features include: * Alphabetically listed entries, which are also indexed by subject for ease of reference * Entries include the name and address of the organization, telephone and fax numbers, email and internet addresses, a point of contact, times of opening and facilities for visitors * A breakdown of the collections held by each organization, giving a broad overview of the main collection as a whole * Details of special collections are provided and include the period covered as well as the number of items held.

Heritage Museums and Galleries

... Museum of the Diaspora 75 Museum of the National Center of the Afro-American Artists 59 Museum of the Revolution: Cuba 265 Museum of Tolerance 261, 266-7 Museum of Transport: Glasgow 331 museums: definition of 230; functions 38^0; ...

Author: Gerard Corsane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134439638

Category: Business & Economics

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Bringing the reader the very best of modern scholarship from the heritage community, this comprehensive reader outlines and explains the many diverse issues that have been identified and brought to the fore in the field of heritage, museums and galleries over the past couple of decades. The volume is divided into four parts: presents overviews and useful starting points for critical reflection focuses more specifically on selected issues of significance, looking particularly at the museum's role and responsibilities in the postmodern and postcolonial world concentrates on issues related to cultural heritage and tourism dedicated to public participation in heritage, museum and gallery processes and activities. The book provides an ideal starting point for those coming to the study of museums and galleries for the first time.

Annual Report of the National Museum for the Fiscal Year

National Museum of Canada. The Museum lost with regret, through superannuation, the services of Dr. Marius Barbeau who has been Anthropologist on the staff for 37 years. His chief contributions to Canadian anthropology have been his ...

Author: National Museum of Canada

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105025481164

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Fragments of the World Uses of Museum Collections

National museums and art galleries are symbols of national culture, knowledge, and pride. They are often showcases for other cultures as well: 'Showing Scotland to the world and the world to Scotland'.3 They are also storehouses of ...

Author: Suzanne Keene

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136402357

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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During the past decade a number of individual museums have found imaginative ways of using their collections and of making them accessible. However, museum collections as a whole are enormous in size and quantity and the question of how can they can be put to best use is ever present. When conventional exhibitions can only ever utilise a tiny proportion of them, what other uses of the collections are possible? Will their exploitation and use now destroy their value for future generations? Should they simply be kept safely and as economically as possible as a resource for the future? Fragments of the World examines these questions, first reviewing the history of collecting and of collections, then discussing the ways in which the collections themselves are being used today. Case studies of leading examples from around the world illustrate the discussion. Bringing together the thinking about museum collections with case studies of the ways in which different types of collection are used, the book provides a roadmap for museums to make better use of this wonderful resource.

National Galleries

The Formation of National Collections of Art and Archaeology (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1996), 53–77, 56. Gaehtgens, 'Museum Island', 64. Ibid., 60. 48 Claude Keisch (ed.), The Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin (London: Scala ...

Author: Simon Knell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317432425

Category: Social Science

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Are national galleries different from other kinds of art gallery or museum? What value is there for the nation in a collection of international masterpieces? How are national galleries involved in the construction national art? National Galleries is the first book to undertake a panoramic view of a type of national institution – which are sometimes called national museums of fine art – that is now found in almost every nation on earth. Adopting a richly illustrated, globally inclusive, comparative view, Simon Knell argues that national galleries should not be understood as ‘great galleries’ but as peculiar sites where art is made to perform in acts of nation building. A book that fundamentally rewrites the history of these institutions and encourages the reader to dispense with elitist views of their worth, Knell reveals an unseen geography and a rich complexity of performance. He considers the ways the national galleries entangle art and nation, and the differing trajectories and purposes of international and national art. Exploring galleries, artists and artworks from around the world, National Galleries is an argument about how we think about and study these institutions. Privileging the situatedness of each national gallery performance, and valuing localism over universalism, Knell looks particularly at how national art is constructed and represented. He ends with examples that show the mutability of national art and by questioning the necessity of art nationalism.

Managing Heritage Making Peace

182–201; Karega-Munene: 'Museums in Kenya'. Leakey; By the Evidence. See also 'Memorandum on Development Plan of the National Museum', dated 25 January 1968, by R. H. Carcasson, National Museum Director, NMK Archives. Ibid.

Author: Annie E. Coombes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780755627813

Category: History

Page: 288

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Kenya stands at a crossroads in its history and heritage, as the nation celebrates its fiftieth anniversary of independence from Britain in 2013. At this important juncture, what parts of its history, including the Mau Mau uprising, do citizens and state wish to remember and commemorate and what is best forgotten or occluded? What does heritage mean to ordinary Kenyans, and what role does it play in building nationhood and forging peace and reconciliation? Focusing on the 1990s to the present, "Managing Heritage, Making Peace" is a timely exploration of the ways in which Kenyans are engaging with the past in the present, including such local initiatives as the community peace museums movement, local and national monuments and other notable commemorative actions. The authors show how Kenya is facing a continuing crisis over nationhood, heritage, memory and identity, which must be resolved to achieve social cohesion and peace.

National Museum of Australia

Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies buildings , the landscape , and the exhibitions in the National Museum - through many pairs of eyes . And the stories of inertia , dispute ...

Author: Dimity Reed

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1876907398

Category: Architecture

Page: 180

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The book features the stunning photography of John Gollings. An exciting celebration of the latest creation of the National Museum of Australia, illustrated in full colour with superb graphics, by vivid, one of Australia's new and cutting edge graphic design studios.

Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women s History Museum Act of 2013

For example , the non - profit National Women's History Museum ( NWHM ) was incorporated in 1996 and has worked towards obtaining a permanent museum site on or near the National Mall . Since the 105th Congress , various bills have been ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105050657456

Category: Museums

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Proceedings of the United States National Museum

Publications of the United States National Museum The scientific publications of the United States National Museum include two series, Proceedings of the United States National Museum and United States National Museum Bulletins.

Author: United States National Museum

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ISBN: WISC:89012905147

Category: Science

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Museums Migration and Identity in Europe

today consider a national museum to be an essential part of expressing their statehood and evidencing their claim for recognition both internal and external. The historical development of European national museums has been explored in ...

Author: Christopher Whitehead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317092681

Category: Art

Page: 352

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The imperatives surrounding museum representations of place have shifted from the late eighteenth century to today. The political significance of place itself has changed and continues to change at all scales, from local, civic, regional to national and supranational. At the same time, changes in population flows, migration patterns and demographic movement now underscore both cultural and political practice, be it in the accommodation of ’diversity’ in cultural and social policy, scholarly explorations of hybridity or in state immigration controls. This book investigates the historical and contemporary relationships between museums, places and identities. It brings together contributions from international scholars, academics, practitioners from museums and public institutions, policymakers, and representatives of associations and migrant communities to explore all these issues.

Report on the National Museum of Ireland

National Museum of Ireland. Manuscript Music of Ireland, which was spiritedly presented to us by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. Among other exhibits were placed a number of drawings, MSS. and printed books, and the portrait of Petrie, ...

Author: National Museum of Ireland

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ISBN: CHI:105124826

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Proceedings of the United States National Museum

U~5~5' _ I SERIAL RECORD | I PROCEEDINGS IOF THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM /r I I 4? 5l\ SI\IITHSOT\'I»\N INSTITUTION u s. NATIONAL MUSEUM Vol. I06 Wuhington; I936 No, 3373 A REVISION OF THE ACROCERID FLIES OF THE GENUS PIALEA ...

Author: United States National Museum

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ISBN: CHI:098100624

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Keeping Their Marbles

How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums ... and why They Should Stay There Tiffany Jenkins ... 207–8, 209–11, 216–17, 219 and ownership of culture 253 National Maritime Museum, Greenwich 34 National Museum, Amsterdam 134 ...

Author: Tiffany Jenkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199657599

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For the past two centuries and more, the West has acquired the treasures of antiquity to fill its museums. But all this came at a cost. From the Napoleonic campaigns that filled the Louvre with Egyptian artefacts, to the plunder that accompanied British imperialism across the globe, the amazing collections in the West's great museums were wrenched from their original context by means that often amounted to theft. Now the countries from which they came would likethem back. The Greek demand for the return of the Elgin Marbles is only the tip of an iceberg that includes a host of world-historical artefacts, from the Benin Bronzes to the Bust of Nefertiti. Formany, these items are looted property - and should be returned immediately.Keeping Their Marbles tells the story of how the West acquired these treasures - and controversially argues that they should not be returned.