Culture for Development Directory

The materiality of museum politics : reflections on objects and agency in contemporary museum practice

Bjerregaard, Peter | 2006
  • Author(s): Bjerregaard, Peter
  • Publisher: International committee for museums and collections of ethnology (ICME)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: museums, exhibitions, community participation
It is stated that objects, at least the ones found in the old museum collections, were not able to express the contemporary concerns and interest of the communities represented. Ways to make objects a central focus for the discussion and representation of community needs and interests are explored.

Navigating our Pacific heritage : museums preserving traditions, mediating development and building local, regional and international relationships

Blake, Meredith | 2006]
  • Author(s): Blake, Meredith
  • Publisher: International council of museums (ICOM)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: museums, oceania
In response to globalization, Pacific Island Nations are trying to preserve, stabilize and strengthen their cultures. Pacific Island Museums and Cultural Centres respond to these challenges in a number of ways drawing on experience in Vanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands.

From human zoos to colonial apotheoses : the era of exhibiting the other

Blanchard, Pascal and Bancel, Nicolas and Lemaire, Sandrine | 2001
  • Author(s): Blanchard, Pascal and Bancel, Nicolas and Lemaire, Sandrine
  • Publisher: Africultures
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: museums, anthropology, colonialism, colonial history, exhibitions, france
It is important to analyse how the Other was viewed in the colonial era if we are to understand the prejudices still at work today. Human zoos offer one very good example.

Mitigando el desastre : guيa estratégica para el manejo de riesgos en colecciones patrimoniales = Mitigating disaster : a strategic guide to risk management in heritage collections

Blanco, Lourdes and Fernلndez-Aballي Maspons, Isidro | 2007
  • Author(s): Blanco, Lourdes and Fernلndez-Aballي Maspons, Isidro
  • Publisher: UNESCO. Caribbean regional memory of the World committee [etc.]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: documentary sources, document preservation, cultural heritage, disaster prevention, disasters
A document/website with 14 chapters on the key actions required to preserve collections from disasters that will otherwise destroy or irreparably damage libraries, archives and other document treasuries. Prepared by a team of specialists under the “Memory of the World” Programme.

Culture and development interface at the civil social level : an interview

Bliss, Frank and Schwerdtfeger, Ulrike and Mahoney, Nicola | 2006
  • Author(s): Bliss, Frank and Schwerdtfeger, Ulrike and Mahoney, Nicola
  • Publisher: Goethe-Institut
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: cultural values, social values, cultural identity, intercultural communication, development assistance
On the occasion of the international symposium “Culture and Development - Putting Theory into Practice” (nov. 2006), online editor Ulrike Schwerdtfeger interviewed Frank Bliss, cultural anthropologist and consultant.

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