Museum Studies

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Adjusting the Lens

Indigenous Activism, Colonial Legacies, and Photographic Heritage

UBC Press

Adjusting the Lens explores and celebrates decolonizing strategies and practices that confront the ways the photographic record of Indigenous peoples has been shaped by the colonial imagination.

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Cataloguing Culture

Legacies of Colonialism in Museum Documentation

UBC Press

In examining how the technologies of museum bureaucracy – the ledger book, the card catalogue, the database – operate through a colonial lens, Cataloguing Culture shines a light on access to and the return of Indigenous cultural heritage.

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Exhibiting Nation

Multicultural Nationalism (and Its Limits) in Canada’s Museums

UBC Press

This exploration of museums as sites for representing and defining national identity encourages us to reconsider the idea of the multicultural nation.

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Visiting with the Ancestors

Blackfoot Shirts in Museum Spaces

Athabasca University Press
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Museums and the Past

Constructing Historical Consciousness

UBC Press

This vibrant examination of the museum’s role as contemporary narrator of our past reveals that our perceptions of history and ourselves are shaped as much by how a museum presents information as by what information it presents.

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We Are Coming Home

Repatriation and the Restoration of Blackfoot Cultural Confidence

Athabasca University Press

The story of the highly complex process of of sacred objects to Aboriginal peoples from the Glenbow Museum.

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First Nations, Museums, Narrations

Stories of the 1929 Franklin Motor Expedition to the Canadian Prairies

UBC Press

The story of the Franklin Motor Expedition that collected First Nations artifacts on the Prairies in 1929 as well as a larger study of the relationships between museums and the indigenous peoples whose heritage items they house.

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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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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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