The Resource Representing enslavement and abolition in museums : ambiguous engagements, edited by Laurajane Smith [and others]

Representing enslavement and abolition in museums : ambiguous engagements, edited by Laurajane Smith [and others]

Label
Representing enslavement and abolition in museums : ambiguous engagements
Title
Representing enslavement and abolition in museums
Title remainder
ambiguous engagements
Statement of responsibility
edited by Laurajane Smith [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The year 2007 marked the bicentenary of the Act abolishing British participation in the slave trade. "Representing Enslavement and Abolition on Museums"--Which uniquely draws together contributions from academic commentators, museum professionals, community activists and artists who had an involvement with the bicentenary - reflects on the complexity and difficulty of museums' experiences in presenting and interpreting the histories of slavery and abolition, and places these experiences in the broader context of debates over the bicentenary's significance and the lessons to be learnt from it. The history of Britain's role in transatlantic slavery officially become part of the National Curriculum in the UK in 2009; with the bicentenary of 2007, this marks the start of increasing public engagement with what has largely been a "hidden" history. The book aims to not only critically review and assess the impact of the bicentenary, but also to identify practical issues that public historians, consultants, museum practitioners, heritage professionals and policy makers can draw upon in developing responses, both to the increasing recognition of Britain's history of African enslavement and controversial and traumatic histories more generally"--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
326.075
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
AM7
LC item number
.R463 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge research in museum studies
Series volume
3
Label
Representing enslavement and abolition in museums : ambiguous engagements, edited by Laurajane Smith [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Organizing the bicentenary : politics and policy -- pt. 2. Representing the bicentenary : communities, consultants and curators -- pt. 3. Marking the bicentenary : exhibitions, art and personal reflections -- pt. 4. Encountering the bicentenary : trauma and engagement
Control code
ocn785780289
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 339 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136667381
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613443045
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
344304
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26760095
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)785780289
  • pebco0203808258

Library Locations

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