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January 21, 2019

New ICME publication: Museums and Communities. Diversity, Dialogue and Collaboration in an Age of Migration Publication

Museums and Communities. Diversity, Dialogue and Collaboration in an Age of Migrations (2019)

Editors: Viv Golding, Jen Walklate

Contributors: Christopher Whitehead and Francesca Lanz, Maria Teresa Milicia, Ulf Johansson Dahre, Carsten Viggo Nielsen, Chi Thien Pham, Anette Rei, Pi-Chun Chan, Heng Wu, Pauline van der Zee, Lê Thị Thuý Hoàn, Anna Maria Pecci, Mojca Račič and Ralf Čeplak Mencin, Maria Camilla De Palma, Motoko Harada and Mika Matsuo, Hans Philip Einarsen, Heather Howard, Marsha MacDowell, Judy Pierzynowski and Laura Smith

This volume presents seventeen essays critically reflecting on the collaborative work of the contemporary ethnographic museum with diverse communities. It invites the reader to think about the roles and values of museums internationally, particularly the wide range of creative approaches that can progress dialogue and intercultural understanding in an age of migration that is marked by division and distrust. Against a troubling global background of prejudice and misunderstanding, where elections are increasingly returning right-wing governments, this timely book considers the power of an inclusive and transformative museum space, specifically the movements from static sites where knowledge is transmitted to passive audiences towards potential contact zones where diverse community voices and visibilities are raised and new knowledge(s) actively constructed.

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