Search Results for museum-temporalities

For example, Seeding Authority: A Symposium on Decolonizing the Museum, Honolulu, Hawai'i, November 10, 2018, ... Research Center for Material Culture, Museum Temporalities: Time, History and the Ethnographic Museum (conference website) ...

Author: Philipp Schorch

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824883010

Category: Art

Page: 264

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Refocusing Ethnographic Museums through Oceanic Lenses offers a collaborative ethnographic investigation of Indigenous museum practices in three Pacific museums located at the corners of the so-called Polynesian triangle: Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Hawai‘i; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; and Museo Antropológico Padre Sebastián Englert, Rapa Nui. Since their inception, ethnographic museums have influenced academic and public imaginations of other cultural-geographic regions, often resulting Euro-Americentric projection of anthropological imaginations has come under intense pressure, as seen in recent debates and conflicts around the Humboldt Forum in Berlin, Germany. At the same time, (post)colonial renegotiations in former European and American colonies, such as the cases in this book, have initiated dramatic changes to anthropological approaches through Indigenous museum practices. The book shapes a dialogue between both situations—Euro-Americentric myopia and Oceanic perspectives—by offering historically informed, ethnographic insights into Indigenous museum practices grounded in Indigenous epistemologies, ontologies, and cosmologies. In doing so, the book employs Oceanic lenses that help to reframe Pacific collections in, and the production of public understandings through, ethnographic museums in Europe and the Americas. Following this line of reasoning, Refocusing Ethnographic Museums sets out to offer insights into Indigenous museologies across Oceania to recalibrate ethnographic museums, collections, and practices through Indigenous Oceanic approaches and perspectives. This, in turn, should assist any museum scholar and professional in rethinking and redoing their respective institutional settings, intellectual frameworks, and museum processes when dealing with Oceanic affairs; and, more broadly, in doing the “epistemic work” needed to confront “coloniality,” not only as a political problem or ethical obligation, but “as an epistemology, as a politics of knowledge.” A distinctive feature is the book’s layered coauthorship and multi-vocality, drawing on a collaborative approach that has put the (widespread) philosophical commitment to dialogical inquiry into (seldom) practice by systematically co-constituting ethnographic knowledge. In doing so, the book shapes an “ethnographic kaleidoscope,” proposing the metaphor of the kaleidoscope as a way of encouraging fluid ethnographic engagements to avoid the impulse to solidify and enclose differences, and remain open to changing ethnographic meanings, positions, performances, and relationships. The coauthors collaboratively mobilize Oceanic eyes, bodies, and sovereignties, thus enacting an ethnographic kaleidoscopic process and effect aimed at refocusing ethnographic museums through Oceanic lenses.
2020-04-30 By Philipp Schorch

This volume is the first of its kind in focusing on the temporalities of museum work.

Author: Wayne Modest

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1350103144

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This volume is the first of its kind in focusing on the temporalities of museum work. Wayne Modest, Peter Pels and contributors analyze concerns around the function of museums in relation to time, inquiring whether museums can ever be successful in arresting time or setting themselves outside of time. The chapters look at how museums require a stretching and setting aside of time to exist, as well as how museum practice changes and adapts through time and what this means for a theory of museum work. Moving on from ideas that originate in Enlightenment thought of how museums present a survey of the classifiable universe, Modest and Pels indicate that something in the global exhibitionary complex has changed. This volume therefore puts together a theory and practice of museums that addresses the question of why people need to make the counterfactural effort to render identities and meanings permanent. Divided into five parts, the first part surveys and critiques implicit temporal assumptions and outlines emergent and future temporalities of museum practice. The second part looks in detail at the need for empirical studies of the historical and present-day approach to time, and modernist assumptions in relation to museums today. The third part looks at heterochronia and moves beyond modernist assumptions to consider the negotiation of 'other times', expanding the Western Eurocentric understanding that has dominated studies to date. The fourth part looks at the empirical and conceptual study of the materiality of the museum and as well as the sensory intimacy of museums. Finally the fifth part looks to whether and how museum materials can convey futures, and whose futures are being portrayed. This path-breaking collection centralizes and develops current concerns in critical museology and is a must-read for students of museum studies, anthropology, heritage studies, material culture and ethnography.
2021-03-11 By Wayne Modest

The among the ancient Charters in the British Museum . ' temporalities were restored to her October 20th , 1536.9 Of this nunnery , situated about three miles from This nunnery was dedicated to the Holy Cross and Andover , scarcely any ...

Author: William Dugdale


ISBN: BML:37001101871221



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1846 By William Dugdale

The among the ancient Charters in the British Museum . temporalities were restored to her October 20th , 1536.9 Of this nunnery , situated about three miles from This nunnery was dedicated to the Holy Cross and Andover , scarcely any ...

Author: William Dugdale


ISBN: UIUC:30112109884442

Category: Abbeys

Page: 8

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1846 By William Dugdale

Temporalities. Gareth. Priday,. Tim. Mansfield. and. José. Ramos. INTRODUCTION In “The Climate of History,” Dipesh Chakrabarty (2009) discusses various difficulties in the encounter between the historical reality of climate change and ...

Author: Fiona Cameron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135013530

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Climate change is a complex and dynamic environmental, cultural and political phenomenon that is reshaping our relationship to nature. Climate change is a global force, with global impacts. Viable solutions on what to do must involve dialogues and decision-making with many agencies, stakeholder groups and communities crossing all sectors and scales. Current policy approaches are inadequate and finding a consensus on how to reduce levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere through international protocols has proven difficult. Gaps between science and society limit government and industry capacity to engage with communities to broker innovative solutions to climate change. Drawing on leading-edge research and creative programming initiatives, this collection details the important roles and agencies that cultural institutions (in particular, natural history and science museums and science centres) can play within these gaps as resources, catalysts and change agents in climate change debates and decision-making processes; as unique public and trans-national spaces where diverse stakeholders, government and communities can meet; where knowledge can be mediated, competing discourses and agendas tabled and debated; and where both individual and collective action might be activated.
2014-12-05 By Fiona Cameron

.”113 The space of the Museum's dioramas moves from the verge of irreality to reality as the eye moves from the backdrop to those items at the front of the installation. Our interest is not the contingent reality of the items that make ...

Author: James Gourley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441133564

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Terrorism and Temporality in the Works of Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo starts from a simple premise: that the events of the 11th of September 2001 must have had a major effect on two New York residents, and two of the seminal authors of American letters, Pynchon and DeLillo. By examining implicit and explicit allusion to these events in their work, it becomes apparent that both consider 9/11 a crucial event, and that it has profoundly impacted their work. From this important point, the volume focuses on the major change identifiable in both authors' work; a change in the perception, and conception, of time. This is not, however, a simple change after 2001. It allows, at the same time, a re-examination of both authors work, and the acknowledgment of time as a crucial concept to both authors throughout their careers. Engaging with several theories of time, and their reiteration and examination in both authors' work, this volume contributes both to the understanding of literary time, and to the work of Pynchon and DeLillo.
2013-06-06 By James Gourley

Along the duo's tour of the museum, the events and their associated temporalities are spatially demarcated by the Hermitage's ar itectural structure, whi is closely related to the narrative structure of the film.

Author: Anca I. Lasc

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000466560

Category: Art

Page: 274

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Revisiting the Past in Museums and at Historic Sites demonstrates that museums and historic spaces are increasingly becoming "backdrops" for all sorts of appropriations and interventions that throw new light upon the objects they comprise and the pasts they reference. Rooted in new scholarship that expands established notions of art installations, museums, period rooms, and historic sites, the book brings together contributions from scholars from intersecting disciplines. Arguing that we are witnessing a paradigm shift concerning the place of historic spaces and museums in the contemporary imaginary, the volume shows that such institutions are merging traditional scholarly activities tied to historical representation and inquiry with novel modes of display and interpretation, drawing them closer to the world of entertainment and interactive consumption. Case studies analyze how a range of interventions impact historic spaces and conceptions of the past they generate. The book concludes that museums and historic sites are reinventing themselves in order to remain meaningful and to play a role in societies aspiring to be more inclusive and open to historical and cultural debate. Revisiting the Past in Museums and at Historic Sites will be of interest to students and faculty who are engaged in the study of museums, art history, architectural and design history, social and cultural history, interior design, visual culture, and material culture.
2021-11-02 By Anca I. Lasc

The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. Photograph © The State Hermitage Museum. ... Giovanni Mocetto, Calumnia of Apelles, engraving, after 1494, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Museum Purchase 1968/1/122 .

Author: Simona Cohen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004267862

Category: History

Page: 392

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A multifaceted picture of the dynamic concepts of time and temporality is demonstrated in medieval and Renaissance art, as adopted in speculative, ecclesiastical, socio-political, propagandist, moralistic, and poetic contexts. Questions regarding perception of time are investigated through innovative aspects of Renaissance iconography.
2014-03-17 By Simona Cohen

An archive of working-class memory must not throw that history into a museum, but, instead, evoke the past tradition in order to call for revenge. Tradition, the notion that traditionalists used as a political weapon in the crisis of ...

Author: Massimiliano Tomba

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004236783

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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The book rethinks key categories of Marx's work beyond any philosophy of history, showing how the plurality of temporal layers that are combined and come into conflict in the violently unifying historical dimension of modernity are central to Marx's thought.
2012-11-09 By Massimiliano Tomba

In fact, conservation generates a consciousness of the diversity of the temporalities it encounters. MUSEUM TIME The NASA ... The Voyager mission stands as a helpful analogy to the enclosed temporality of another form—the museum.

Author: Hanna B. Hölling

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520288904

Category: Art

Page: 280

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In Paik’s Virtual Archive, Hanna B. Hölling contemplates the identity of multimedia artworks by reconsidering the role of conservation in our understanding of what the artwork is and how it functions within and beyond a specific historical moment. In Hölling’s discussion of works by Nam June Paik (1932–2006), the hugely influential Korean American artist who is considered the progenitor of video art, she explores the relation between the artworks’ concept and material, theories of musical performance and performativity, and the Bergsonian concept of duration, as well as the parts these elements play in the conceptualization of multimedia artworks. Hölling combines her astute assessment of artistic technologies with ideas from art theory, philosophy, and aesthetics to probe questions related to materials and materiality, not just in Paik’s work but in contemporary art in general. Ultimately, she proposes that the archive—the physical and virtual realm that encompasses all that is known about an artwork—is the foundation for the identity and continuity of every work of art.
2017-02-21 By Hanna B. Hölling