Museum Studies

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This Is Our Life

Haida Material Heritage and Changing Museum Practice

By Cara Krmpotich, Laura Peers and the Haida Repatriation Committee and staff of the Pitt Rivers Museum and British Museum
UBC Press

The story of a transformative visit by members of the Haida Nation to British museums housing their cultural artifacts.

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Controlling the Past, Owning the Future

The University of Arizona Press

Contributors to this volume examine the political uses--and misuses--of archaeology in the Middle East using a variety of case studies, including the Taliban's destruction of Buddhas in Afghanistan, the commercialization of archaeology in Israel, the training of Egyptian archaeology inspectors, and the debate over Turkish identity sparked by the film Troy, among other provocative subjects.

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Tales of Ghosts

First Nations Art in British Columbia, 1922-61

UBC Press

An insightful examination of the complex functions of Northwest Coast art objects produced between 1922 and 1961, and a vital addition to First Nations and Canadian history.

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Preserving What Is Valued

Museums, Conservation, and First Nations

UBC Press

What are the “right ways” to preserve heritage? Are the aims and purposes of museums necessarily at odds with those of First Nations? This thoughtful book explores the concept of museum conservation in light of cultural repatriation issues, and helps readers understand the complex relationship between museums and Aboriginal peoples.

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Captured Heritage

The Scramble for Northwest Coast Artifacts

UBC Press

Douglas Cole Examines the process of anthropological collecting on the Northwest Coast between 1875 and the Great Depression, in the context of the development of museums and anthropology.

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Cannibal Tours and Glass Boxes

The Anthropology of Museums

UBC Press

Cannibal Tours and Glass Boxes poses a number of probing questions about the role and responsibility of museums and anthropology in the contemporary world.

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