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Curatopia : museums and the future of curatorship

Author: Philipp Schorch; Conal McCarthy
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, [2019] ©2019
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What is the future of curatorship? Is there a vision for an ideal model, a curatopia, whether in the form of a utopia or dystopia? Or is there a plurality of approaches, amounting to a curatorial heterotopia? This pioneering volume addresses these questions by considering the current state of curatorship. It reviews the different models and approaches operating in museums, galleries and cultural organisations around  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Manchester : Manchester University Press, [2019]
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philipp Schorch; Conal McCarthy
ISBN: 9781526118202 1526118203
OCLC Number: 1065537493
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 342 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : conceptualising Curatopia / Philipp Schorch, Conal McCarthy and Eveline Dürr --
1. The museum as method (revisited) / Nicholas Thomas --
2. What not to collect? Post-connoisseurial dystopia and the profusion of things / Sharon Macdonald and Jennie Morgan --
3. Concerning curatorial practice in ethnological museums : an epistemology of postcolonial debate / Larissa Förster and Friedrich von Bose --
4. Walking the fine line : From Samoa with love? at the Museum Fünf Kontinente, Munich / Hilke Thode-Arora --
5. Curating across the colonial divides / Jette Sandahl --
6. Thinking and working through difference : remaking the ethnographic museum in the global contemporary / Viv Golding and Wayne Modest --
7. The times of the curator / James Clifford --
8. Baroque modernity, critique and Indigenous epistemologies in museum representations of the Andes and Amazonia / Anthony Alan Shelton --
9. Swings and roundabouts : pluralism and the politics of change in Canada's national museums / Ruth B. Phillips --
10. Community engagement, Indigenous heritage and the complex figure of the curator : foe, facilitator, friend or forsaken? / Bryony Onciul --
11. Joining the club : a Tongan ʻakau in New England / Ivan Gaskell --
12. C'esna?em, the City before the City : exhibiting pre-Indigenous belonging in Vancouver / Paul Tapsell --
13. The figure of the kaitiaki : learning from Maori curatorship past and present / Conal McCarthy, Arapata Hakiwai and Philipp Schorch --
14. Curating the uncommons : taking care of difference in museums / Billie Lythberg, Wayne Ngata and Amiria Salmond --
15. Collecting, curating and exhibiting cross-cultural material histories in a post-settler society / Bronwyn Labrum --
16. Curating relations between 'us' and 'them' : the changing role of migration museums in Australia / Andrea Witcomb --
17. Agency and authority : the politics of co-collecting / Sean Mallon --
18. He alo ā he alo / kanohi ki te kanohi / face to face : curatorial bodies, encounters and relations / Noelle M.K.Y. Kahanu, Moana Nepia and Philipp Schorch --
19. Curating time / Ian Wedde --
20. Virtual museums and new directions? / Vilsoni Hereniko.
Responsibility: edited by Philipp Schorch and Conal McCarthy.


Curatopia explores how curating globally is being (re)conceptualised through engagement with indigenous people in the Pacific and collections and exhibitions in Euro-American institutions. -- .  Read more...


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