Journal article

Make the Stones Shout: Contemporary Museums and the Challenge of Culture

CR Marshall

Diogenes | Presses Universitaires de France | Published : 2010

Abstract

Contemporary museums continue to play a vital role in articulating powerful statements of national and cultural identity for broad and diverse audiences. Focusing on a range of global case studies – from recently instituted displays at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore to the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC and from the British Museum in London to the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne – the author will consider some of the key challenges facing contemporary museums in their efforts to incorporate new insights and approaches to presenting art and culture in contemporary contexts. With a particular emphasis on the presentation of Indigeneity in museums..

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