Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display

  title={Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display},
  author={Ivan Karp and Steven David Lavine and Svetlana Leontief Alpers and Michael Baxandall and Stephen Greenblatt and Maso Yamaguchi and Brijinder Nath Goswamy and Carol Duncan and John Bruce Beardsley and Jane Livingston and Peter C. Marzio and Tom{\'a}s Ybarra-Frausto and Spencer R. Crew and James E. Sims and Elaine Heumann Gurian and Susan Mullin Vogel and P Houlihan and James Clifford and J. A. Boon and Richard W. Bauman and Patricia E. Sawin and Richard Kurin and Curtis M. Hinsley and Ted M. G. Tanen and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Dawson Munjeri and Kenneth Huson},
"Throwing open to debate the practices of museums, galleries, and festivals, Exhibiting Cultures probes the often politically charged relationships among aesthetics, contexts, and implicit assumptions that govern how cultural differences and art objects are displayed. This innovative volume brings together museum directors and curators, art historians, anthropologists, folklorists, and historians to examine how diverse settings have appealed to audiences and represented the intentions and… 
‘Permanent Displays’ as Unsettling Layers of Epistemologies, Politics and Aesthetics
This article argues that museum exhibitions often are formed through multiple layers. It presents readings of two contrasting exhibition narratives, the ethnographic display at the Museum of Cultural
Museums and Memory: The Enchanted Modernity
From cabinets filled with curious and exotic objects, laboratories of scientific knowledge and temples of cultural imperialism, museums gradually evolved into organized collections adapted to the
Museums, drama, ritual and power : a theory of the museum experience
This thesis presents a new model of the museum visitor experience. My model analyses the dynamic interplay of visually powerful objects in authoritative institutions with the power of visitors to
Displaying the Guitar: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Museum of Pop Culture
Abstract In this essay, I look closely at two museum sites, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (Rock Hall) in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle, Washington, in
The predicament of diversity
Mainstream cultural institutions such as museums are increasingly called upon to increase their accessibility to culturally diverse communities and audiences, including migrant groups who do not
Culture and Constraints: Further Thoughts on Ethnography and Exhibiting
This article explores the context of ethnographic exhibiting, and provides a brief overview of the main impact of critical theory on the interpretation of ethnographic displays. Using a model which
Thinking and Doing Otherwise: Anthropological Theory in Exhibitionary Practice
Despite the growing interest in museums and exhibitions in anthropology, there is still a sharp sense of difference (certainly in parts of Europe) between universities and museums in their practices
Art, Politics and the Museum: Tales of continuity and rupture in modern Romania
This thesis provides an exploration of moments of abrupt political change in modern Romania through an analysis of the multiple transformations that have occurred in the National Museum of the
Dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark? Multi-Media Narratives and Natural Science Museum Discourse at the Creation Museum in Kentucky
In recent decades, there has been growing interest in learning how museums reinforce and challenge popular culture. Scholars are beginning to examine the manner in which the use of objects, visual