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2022-10-19Buch DOI: 10.18452/25586
Working Through Colonial Collections
dc.contributor.authorvon Oswald, Margareta
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-29T14:06:26Z
dc.date.available2022-11-29T14:06:26Z
dc.date.issued2022-10-19none
dc.identifier.isbn9789461664242
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/26271
dc.descriptionThe publication of this work was supported by the Open Access Publication Fund of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.none
dc.description.abstractReckoning with colonial legacies in Western museum collections What are the possibilities and limits of engaging with colonialism in ethnological museums? This book addresses this question from within the Africa department of the Ethnological Museum in Berlin. It captures the Museum at a moment of substantial transformation, as it prepared the move of its exhibition to the Humboldt Forum, a newly built and contested cultural centre on Berlin’s Museum Island. The book discusses almost a decade of debate in which German colonialism was negotiated, and further recognised, through conflicts over colonial museum collections. Based on two years of ethnographic fieldwork examining the Museum’s various work practices, this book highlights the Museum’s embeddedness in colonial logics and shows how these unfold in the Museum’s everyday activity. It addresses the diverse areas of expertise in the Ethnological Museum – the preservation, storage, curation, and research of collections – and also draws on archival research and oral history interviews with current and former employees. Working through Colonial Collections unravels the ongoing and laborious processes of reckoning with colonialism in the Ethnological Museum’s present – processes from which other ethnological museums, as well as Western museums more generally, can learn. With a preface by Sharon Macdonald.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectEthnologisches Museumger
dc.subjectEthnologisches Museum (Körperschaft)ger
dc.subjectEthnologisches Museum Berlin. Afrikasammlungger
dc.subjectKolonialismusger
dc.subjectKolonialausstellungger
dc.subjectVölkerkundliche Ausstellungger
dc.subjectHumboldt-Forum (Berlin)ger
dc.subjectSammlungger
dc.subject.ddc069 Museumswissenschaft (Museologie)none
dc.subject.ddc301 Soziologie und Anthropologienone
dc.titleWorking Through Colonial Collectionsnone
dc.typebook
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/26271-0
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/25586
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.pages321none
local.edoc.type-nameBuch
dc.title.subtitleAn Ethnography of the Ethnological Museum in Berlinnone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.11116/9789461664242
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameLeuven University Pressnone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceLeuvennone
bua.departmentPhilosophische Fakultätnone

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