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Author Onciul, Bryony, author

Title Museums, heritage and indigenous voice : decolonizing engagement / Bryony Onciul
Published New York : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge research in museum studies ; 10
Routledge research in museum studies ; 10
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures and Table; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Indigenous Peoples and International Museology; 2 The Blackfoot Confederacy, Contact, Colonialism and Museums; 3 Engagement Zones; 4 Transforming Theory into Practice; 5 Indigenising Museology and the Limits to Change; 6 Institutionalising Relations; 7 Decolonising Representation; 8 Community on Display; 9 The Cost and Consequence of Engagement; 10 Where to from Here?; Glossary; Appendix-list of participants; Index
Summary Current discourse on Indigenous engagement in museum studies is often dominated by curatorial and academic perspectives, in which community voice, viewpoints, and reflections on their collaborations can be under-represented. This book provides a unique look at Indigenous perspectives on museum community engagement and the process of self-representation, specifically how the First Nations Elders of the Blackfoot Confederacy have worked with museums and heritage sites in Alberta, Canada, to represent their own culture and history. Situated in a post-colonial context, the case-study sites are pla
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 10, 2015)
Subject Cultural property -- Canada.
Ethnological museums and collections -- Canada.
Museum exhibits -- Canada.
Museums and Indians -- Canada.
Museums -- Political aspects -- Canada.
Museums -- Social aspects -- Canada.
Canada -- Cultural policy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315770245 (electronic bk.)
1317671813 (electronic bk.)
9781315770246 (electronic bk.)
9781317671817 (electronic bk.)