Journal article

Locating cross-cultural fieldwork in the discipline of conservation

Robert Lazarus Lane

Journal of the Institute of Conservation | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2019

Abstract

Interfacing with different cultural practices is a defining feature of working in the conservation field. However, do conservation students learn to value practices operating outside the pillars of the museum and university sector? This article examines a cross-cultural fieldwork subject and the knowledge exchange process. Research is based on the author's experience of designing and teaching a field-based subject in an Indigenous owned and operated museum located in Northeast Arnhem Land, an Aboriginal reserve in the Northern Territory, Australia. The aim of the article is to foreground how disciplinary formation is both a physical and a cultural process shaped by learning environments. Arg..

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