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Panamanian museums and historical memory

Author: Ana Luisa Sánchez Laws
Publisher: [New York] : Berghahn Books ; [London] : Museum of London, 2011.
Series: Museums and diversity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Panama is an ethnically diverse country with a recent history of political conflict which makes the representation of historical memory an especially complex and important task for the country's  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ana Luisa Sánchez Laws
ISBN: 0857452401 9780857452405
OCLC Number: 701026712
Description: xi, 133 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Preface Acknowledgements Notes on Transliteration Chapter 1. Introduction Panama as a melting potA" Political conflict, past and present A short note on methodology Chapter outline Chapter 2. A short history of Panama Pre-Columbian Panama The arrival of the Spanish Independence from Spain and union with Colombia The birth of the Republic of Panama The Dule Revolution, further migrations, and institutionalized racism Growing conflicts in the Canal Zone and the Torrijos Era The 1980s crisis The New Democratic Period Chapter 3. The Reina Torres de Arauz Anthropological Museum (MARTA) Emergence of the Museum of the Panamanian Man The Exhibition From Museum of the Panamanian Man to MARTA Chapter 4. The Panama Viejo Visitor Centre The Spanish Empire and the foundation of Panama La Vieja World Heritage and the management of Panama La Vieja The Exhibition Chapter 5. The Museum of Nationality La Villa de Los Santos Emergence of the museum Current Exhibition Contemporary debates Chapter 6. The Museum of the Kuna Nation The Comarca Kuna Yala Emergence of the Museum and Exhibition Chapter 7. The Museum of the Inter-Oceanic Canal(Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama) San Felipe Emergence of the Museum The Exhibition Chapter 8. The West Indian Museum of Panama El Maranon Emergence of the Museum and Current Exhibition Debates around the Museum: between highlighting and downplaying the African elements in Panamanianness Chapter 9. The 7th Panama Art Biennial at the Museum of Contemporary Art ciudadMULTIPLEcity: urban spaces for play, critique and reflection The 7th Panama Art Biennial The Exhibition Conclusion and epilogue Hybrid management New technologies Works Cited Index
Series Title: Museums and diversity.
Responsibility: Ana Luisa Sánchez Laws.


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