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dc.contributor.authorvon Oswald, Margareta
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-19T11:58:45Z
dc.date.available2022-10-19T11:58:45Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/58949
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. Ebook available in Open Access. This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GM Museology & heritage studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTQ Colonialism & imperialismen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTR National liberation & independence, post-colonialismen_US
dc.subject.othercolonial museum collections;ethnological museum;colonialism;colonial legaciesen_US
dc.titleWorking Through Colonial Collectionsen_US
dc.title.alternativeAn Ethnography of the Ethnological Museum in Berlinen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11116/9789461664242en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy91436d3b-fb9a-45e9-8a57-08708b92dcdaen_US
oapen.relation.isFundedBy608fbdcb-bd0a-4d50-9a26-902224692f76en_US
oapen.relation.isFundedByac7aa491-fd52-447f-a2bb-3e8052dc41dden_US
oapen.relation.isbn9789461664259en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9789462703100en_US
oapen.pages320en_US
oapen.place.publicationLeuvenen_US
oapen.remark.publicFunder name: KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access; CARMAH


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