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Cultural Heritage Ethics : Between Theory and Practice

Cultural Heritage Ethics : Between Theory and Practice

Publication Type:eBook

Abstract:Theory without practice is empty, practice without theory is blind, to adapt a phrase from Immanuel Kant. The sentiment could not be truer of cultural heritage ethics. This intra-disciplinary book bridges the gap between theory and practice by bringing...

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Bog Bodies : Face to Face with the Past

Bog Bodies : Face to Face with the Past

Publication Type:eBook

Abstract:This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. The ‘bog bodies'of north-western Europe have captured the imaginations of poets and archaeologists alike, allowing us to come face-to-face with ind...

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PAINTING OVER THE DIRTY TRUTH.

Publication Type:Periodical

Source(s):New Republic; Oct2019, Vol. 250 Issue 10, p38-45, 8p, 2 Color Photographs

Abstract:The article discusses the ethical dilemma posed by controversial philanthropists' funding of U.S. art museums, including the tear gas magnate Warren Kanders' sitting on the board of directors of the Whitney Art museum. An overview of demonstrations and...

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Expanding Vergangenheitsbewältigung? German Repatriation of Colonial Artefacts and Human Remains.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Journal of Genocide Research. Mar2020, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p46-61. 16p.

Abstract:The author discusses the engagement of German museums and government agencies in repatriation through the restitution of colonial artefacts and human remains. Topics explored include the colonial practice of keeping the human remains of genocide victim...

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The Ethics of Trusteeship and the Biography of Objects.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement. Oct2016, Vol. 79, p179-197. 19p.

Abstract:Museum codes of ethics stress the importance of preservation, knowledge and access, but they remain silent on the justificatory framework of the duty of care museums have to the objects in their collections and on museums' obligations towards their pub...

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Are Holocaust Museums Unique?

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement. Oct2016, Vol. 79, p133-157. 25p.

Abstract:Holocaust museums record and memorialize deeply affecting historical events. They can nevertheless be described and criticized using standard categories of museum analysis. This paper departs from previous studies of Holocaust museums by focusing not o...

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People and Things: Questions Museums Make us Ask and Answer.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement. Oct2016, Vol. 79, p199-216. 18p.

Abstract:This chapter first analyzes two texts in the tradition of essays which associate museums with the notion of displacement: Moral Considerations on the Destination of Works of Art, by Quatremère de Quincy, and ‘The Origin of the Work of Art’, by Heidegge...

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Debating contemporary museum ethics: reporting Sekhemka.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):International Journal of Heritage Studies. Jun2017, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p493-505. 13p.

Abstract:The sale by Northampton Borough Council (UK) of the Egyptian Sekhemka statue at auction house Christie’s became a key focus of international debate about contemporary museum ethics in 2015–2016. A decision to deaccession and dispose of a museum object ...

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Museums, Ethics and Truth: Why Museums' Collecting Policies Must Face up to the Problem of Testimony.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement. Oct2016, Vol. 79, p159-177. 19p.

Abstract:This paper argues that any museum's collecting policy must face up to the problem of vulnerability. Taking as a starting point an item in the collections of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, I argue that the basic responsibility of museums t...

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Introduction.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement. Oct2016, Vol. 79, p1-12. 12p.

Abstract:Museums have traditionally been understood as places where carefully selected objects are categorized and put on display so that they can be known through observation. So-called ‘world-museums’, such as the British Museum, were designed to provide the ...

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