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Author Mejcher-Atassi, Sonja.

Title Archives, Museums and Collecting Practices in the Modern Arab World
Published Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (249 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Notes on Editors and Contributors; Acknowledgements; List of Figures; Introduction: Challenges and Directions in an Emerging Field of Research; Part I: Local Representations of Modernity; 1 Collecting the Nation: Lexicography and National Pedagogy in al-nahda al-'arabiyya; 2 Between Looters and Private Collectors: The Tragic Fate of Lebanese Antiquities; 3 Tawfik Canaan -- Collectionneur par excellence: The Story Behind the Palestinian Amulet Collection at Birzeit University; Part II: Collecting Practices, Historiographic Practices
10 Collecting the Uncanny and the Labour of MissingIndex
4 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Collector, Dealer and Academic in the Informal Old-Paper Markets of Cairo5 The Reform of History School Textbooks in Lebanon: Collecting Conflict Memories in a Peace-Building Process (1996-2001); 6 The Beit Beirut Project: Heritage Practices and the Barakat Building; Part III: From Institutional to Artistic Practices of Collecting; 7 The Formation of the Khalid Shoman Private Collection and the Founding of Darat al Funun; 8 The Ecstasy of Property: Collecting in the United Arab Emirates; 9 Collecting Modern Iraqi Art
Summary This unique book is the first to explore collecting practices in archives and museums in the modern Arab Middle East, featuring case studies of collecting practices in countries ranging from Egypt and Lebanon to Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, and the Gulf, and providing a theoretical and methodological basis for future research. The book will be of great interest not only to scholars and students of the modern Arab world but also to professionals in museums and collections in the region, as well as around the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Archives -- Collection management -- Arab countries
Archives -- Processing -- Arab countries
Museum techniques -- Arab countries
Museums -- Collection management -- Arab countries
Archives -- Collection management.
Archives -- Processing.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General.
Museum techniques.
Museums -- Collection management.
Arab countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Pedro Schwartz, John
ISBN 1409446166