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Culturales 2010, VI 12

Autor: Alexandra Sauvage

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/


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Culturales ISSN: 1870-1191 revista.culturales@uabc.edu.mx Universidad Autónoma de Baja California México Sauvage, Alexandra To be or not to be colonial: Museums facing their exhibitions Culturales, vol.
VI, núm.
12, julio-diciembre, 2010, pp.
97-116 Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Mexicali, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=69415135005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative To be or not to be colonial: Museums facing their exhibitions Alexandra Sauvage Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur Abstract.
This article first gives an insight at what the idea of museum meant before the modern era, to set the global, historical and political context in which modern museums emerged.
It then analyzes the conditions that paved the way for institutional change as the weakening of the national setting has allowed other layers of histories -local, regional, community, indigenous, minority- to be expressed.
Finally, it explains why handling colonial heritage in contemporary exhibitions -through the historical contextualization of the collections on display- is of paramount importance to museums small and big, and look at the extent to which they succeed in adapting to change, through various examples taken from Europe and Australia. Keywords: 1.
museology, 2.
colonial heritage, 3.
collected objects, 4.
racial discourse. Resumen.
El artículo ofrece en principio un acercamiento a lo que significaba la idea de museo antes de la era moderna, para establecer el contexto mundial, histórico y político en el cual surgió el museo moderno.
Posteriormente analiza las circunstancias que pavimentaron el camino para un cambio institucional al tiempo que el debilitamiento del marco nacional permitía l...





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