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Title Creating authenticity. Authentication processes in ethnographic museums / alexander Geurds ; Laura Van Broekhoven
Published Leiden : Sidestone Press, 2013
Table of Contents
 Prefacevii
 Culture Sketching: The Authenticity Quest in Ethnographic Museums 
 An Introduction / Dr. Alexander Geurds1
 Real, Fake or a Combination? 
 Examining the Authenticity of a Mesoamerican Mosaic Skull / Martin E. Berger11
 When is Authentic? 
 Situating Authenticity in the Itineraries of Objects / Rosemary Joyce39
 Authentic Forgeries? / Oliver Watson59
 From Lukas to Liefkes? 
 Age and Authenticity of Gold Jewellery from Sumba, Indonesia / Francine Brinkgreve73
 The Real Stuff: Authenticity and Photography from East Greenland in the Netherlands / Dr. Cunera Buijs101
 Alternative Authenticities (and Inauthenticities) / Sally Price137
 Authenticity and Curatorial Practice / Dr. Laura N.K. Van Broekhoven151
 List of contributors and addresses163
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Description 1 online resource (176 pages)
Series Mededelingen van het Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde ; 42
Mededelingen van het Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde ; 42
Summary 'Authenticity' and authentication is at the heart of museums' concerns in displays, objects, and interaction with visitors. These notions have formed a central element in early thought on culture and collecting. Nineteenth century-explorers, commissioned museum collectors and pioneering ethnographers attempted to lay bare the essences of cultures through collecting and studying objects from distant communities. Comparably, historical archaeology departed from the idea that cultures were discrete bounded entities, subject to divergence but precisely therefore also to be traced back and linked t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Ethnological museums and collections.
Form Electronic book
Author Geurds, Alexander, 1974-
Van Broekhoven, Laura
ISBN 1306408474 (ebk)
9088902062 (electronic bk.)
9781306408479 (ebk)
9789088902062 (electronic bk.)