In this comparative, international study Marilena Alivizatou investigates the relationship between museums and the new concept of intangible heritage. She charts the rise of intangible heritage within the global sphere of UN cultural policy and explores its implications both in terms of international politics and with regard to museological practice and critical theory. Using a grounded ethnographic methodology, Alivizatou examines intangible heritage in the local complexities of museum and heritage work in Oceania, the Americas and Europe. This multi-sited, cross-cultural approach highlights key challenges currently faced by cultural institutions worldwide in understanding and presenting this form of heritage.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Marilena Alivizatou
Publisher: Left Coast Press Inc
Imprint: Left Coast Press Inc
Dimensions: Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 22.90cm
ISBN 10: 1611321514
Publication Date: 15 July 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
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Combining rich discussion of important cases, this book is a significant contribution to the discussion of the relationship between museums and intangible heritage <br>--Neil Curtis, Head of Museums, University of Aberdeen
<p>Marilena Alivizatou is teaching fellow in museum studies at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. Marilena coordinates courses in critical museology, collections care and management and collections curatoship. In July 2009 she obtained her PhD from UCL, where she examined the topic of intangible heritage and its museological negotiations. Her research interests are in critical heritage and museum studies, participatory museology, alternative approaches to collections curatorship, culture and development and intangible heritage.
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