Museums, equality and social justice / edited by Richard Sandell and Eithne Nightingale

Sandell, Richard [ed.] | Nightingale, Eithne [ed.].
ISBN: 9780415504690.Edition: 1rst ed.Publisher: London : Routledge, 2012Description: xxii, 314 p., [12] p. de làm.Series: Museum meanings: Summary: The last two decades have seen concerns for equality, diversity, social justice and human rights move from the margins of museum thinking and practice, to the core. The arguments – both moral and pragmatic – for engaging diverse audiences, creating the conditions for more equitable access to museum resources, and opening up opportunities for participation, now enjoy considerable consensus in many parts of the world. A growing number of institutions are concerned to construct new narratives that represent a plurality of lived experiences, histories and identities which aim to nurture support for more progressive, ethically-informed ways of seeing and to actively inform contemporary public debates on often contested rights-related issues. At the same time it would be misleading to suggest an even and uncontested transition from the museum as an organisation that has been widely understood to marginalise, exclude and oppress to one which is wholly inclusive. Moreover, there are signs that momentum towards making museums more inclusive and equitable is slowing down or, in some contexts, reversing. (Font: Autor)
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Heal, Sharon. "Museums, equality and social justice". Museums journal, 0027-416X Vol. 112, no. 10 (Oct. 2012), p. 58

The last two decades have seen concerns for equality, diversity, social justice and human rights move from the margins of museum thinking and practice, to the core. The arguments – both moral and pragmatic – for engaging diverse audiences, creating the conditions for more equitable access to museum resources, and opening up opportunities for participation, now enjoy considerable consensus in many parts of the world. A growing number of institutions are concerned to construct new narratives that represent a plurality of lived experiences, histories and identities which aim to nurture support for more progressive, ethically-informed ways of seeing and to actively inform contemporary public debates on often contested rights-related issues. At the same time it would be misleading to suggest an even and uncontested transition from the museum as an organisation that has been widely understood to marginalise, exclude and oppress to one which is wholly inclusive. Moreover, there are signs that momentum towards making museums more inclusive and equitable is slowing down or, in some contexts, reversing. (Font: Autor)

List of illustrations -- Notes on contributors -- Foreword / M. O’Neill, L. H. Silverman -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction / E. Nightingales, R. Sandell -- Part 1. Margins to the Core?: 1. The heart of the matter: integrating equality and diversity into the policy and practice of museums and galleries / E. Nightingales, C. Mahal ; 2. Museologically speaking: an interview / F. Wilson ; 3. Moving beyond the mainstream: insight into the relationship between community-based heritage organisations and the museum / K. F. Keith ; 4. Beyond compliance? Museums, disability and the law / H. J. L. Smith, B. Ginley, H. Goodwin ; 5. Museums for social justice: managing organisational change / D. Fleming ; 6. Fred Wilson, Good Work and the phenomenon of Freud’s Mystic Writing Pad / J. Marstine -- Part 2. Connecting/Competing Equalities: 7. The Margins and the Mainstream / G. Younge ; 8. Cultural diversity: politics, policy and practices. The case of Tate Encounters / A. Dewdney, D. Dibosa, V. Walsh ; 9. A question of faith - the museum as a spiritual or secular space / J. Reeve ; 10. A book with its page always open? / O. Winchester ; 11. Unpacking gender: creating complex models for gender inclusivity in museums / A. K. Levin ; 12. Museums and autism: creating an inclusive community for learning / S. D. Baldino ; 13. Museums as intercultural spaces / S. Bodo -- Part 3. Museums and the good society: 14. Museums and the human rights frame / R. Sandell ; 15. Creativity, learning and cultural rights / D. Anderson ; 16. Exceeding the limits of representation? Petitioning for constitutional change at the Museum of Australian Democracy / K. Message ; 17. Towards social inclusion in Taiwan: museums, equality and indigenous groups / M. Varutti ; 18. Social justice and community participation in non-Western contexts: the Marib museum project in Yemen / S. Kamel, C. Gerbich ; 19. Embedding shared heritage: human rights discourse and the London Mayor’s Commission on African and Asian Heritage / J. Chelddie ; 20. Social media towards social change: opportunities and challenges for museums / A. Wong ; 21. Museums, African Collections and Social Justice / H. Mears, W. Modest ; -- Index.

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