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This edited quantity significantly engages with modern scholarship on museums and their engagement with the groups they purport to serve and signify. Foregrounding new curatorial recommendations, it addresses an important hole within the to be had literature, exploring a number of the advanced concerns bobbing up from fresh methods to collaboration among museums and their communities.

The e-book unpacks taken-for-granted notions similar to scholarship, neighborhood, participation and collaboration, which may gloss over the complexity of identities and bring about tokenistic claims of inclusion through museums. Over 16 chapters, well-respected authors from the united states, Australia and Europe provide a well timed critique to handle what occurs whilst museums positioned community-minded ideas into perform, difficult readers to maneuver past shallow notions of political correctness that forget about important distinction during this contested box.

Contributors tackle quite a lot of key concerns, asking pertinent questions equivalent to how museums negotiate the complexities of integrating collaboration whilst the objective neighborhood is a dwelling, fluid, changeable mass of individuals with their very own agendas and employer. while is engagement genuine in preference to symbolic, who merits from and who drives projects? What specific demanding situations and advantages do artist collaborations deliver? Recognising the a number of views of group contributors is something, yet how can museums contain this effectively into exhibition practice?

Students of museum and cultural reviews, practitioners and everybody who cares approximately museums all over the world will locate this quantity crucial reading.

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