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Restitution and beyond in contemporary museum work: Re-imagining a paradigm of knowledge production and partnership


Laely, Thomas (2020). Restitution and beyond in contemporary museum work: Re-imagining a paradigm of knowledge production and partnership. Contemporary Journal of African Studies, 7(1):17-37.

Abstract

Today, anthropological museums have to reach out to external stakeholders to
reprocess and reappraise the history and acquisition of their collections. They are
much more than mere interpreters of a past heritage, but institutions having a place
in contemporary history to debate and shape ever-evolving cultures grounded in
both local and global concerns. The paper explores these questions using the
example of an ongoing trilateral museum partnership in knowledge generation
between Uganda and Switzerland.

Abstract

Today, anthropological museums have to reach out to external stakeholders to
reprocess and reappraise the history and acquisition of their collections. They are
much more than mere interpreters of a past heritage, but institutions having a place
in contemporary history to debate and shape ever-evolving cultures grounded in
both local and global concerns. The paper explores these questions using the
example of an ongoing trilateral museum partnership in knowledge generation
between Uganda and Switzerland.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
Uncontrolled Keywords:Restitution, cultural heritage, ownership and property rights, African museums, practices of collaboration, museum partnerships, knowledge production
Language:English
Date:2020
Deposited On:15 Feb 2021 15:33
Last Modified:23 Feb 2021 08:33
Publisher:Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Ghana
ISSN:2343-6530
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.4314/contjas.v7i1.2
Official URL:https://journals.ug.edu.gh/index.php/cjas/article/view/226/88

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