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Authors:Saphinaz-Amal Naguib: Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo, Norway
Publication title:The One; the Many and the Other: Revisiting Cultural Diversity in Museums of Cultural History
Conference:National museums in a global world. NaMu III; Department of culture studies and oriental languages; University of Oslo; Norway; 19–21 November 2007
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:031
Article No.:001
Abstract:This article is about modes of exhibition in museums of cultural history in western Europe from the second half of the 20th century to today. I begin by considering some of the challenges national museums are facing today and then go briefly back in time to the evolutionary mode and what I call the didactic descriptive museology with its galleries of objects-witnesses and trophies that was prevalent until the end of the 1970s. Next; I discuss the polyphonic narrative turn and the museology of intersecting gazes that developed during the 1980s and which is still applied in European museums today. Thereafter; I probe the aesthetic mode which is a favourite strategy of display when treating themes pertaining to cultural diversity and otherness since the 1990s. To conclude; I present some thoughts about what I describe as the nomadic turn and the aesthetics of transience that have become the trend since the turn of our millennium. Before going on I want to emphasize that these different museological approaches do not follow a strict chronology. Their paths are often juxtaposed and overlapping.
Language:English
Year:2007
No. of pages:15
Pages:5-19
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/031/001/ecp0703101.pdf
Available:2008-07-16
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Saphinaz-Amal Naguib (2007). The One; the Many and the Other: Revisiting Cultural Diversity in Museums of Cultural History, National museums in a global world. NaMu III; Department of culture studies and oriental languages; University of Oslo; Norway; 19–21 November 2007 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=031;article=001 (accessed 10/20/2014)