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Dichotomies in Indigenous Imaging

  • ABST201
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In contrast to past-colonial curatorial practices, some recent museum exhibitions involving Indigenous cultural heritage have sought and achieved some measure of meaningful collaboration with the descendants of the people whose culture is represented. This has often presented interesting problems and paradoxes, especially when the descendants are thought, by museum curators, to no longer practice traditional culture. These problems are made particularly manifest when the traditional objects exhibited are specially manufactured by living people using modern technology. In this unit we interrogate the concept of tradition and consider different ways of understanding it. We do this by... -- Course Website

Instructor: Dr Shayne Williams

Prerequisites: 12cp 

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