Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics Redefining Ethics for the Twenty-First Century Museum

ISBN-10: 0415566126
ISBN-13: 9780415566124
Edition: 2011
Authors: Janet Marstine
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Book details

List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 486
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Recent social, economic, political, and technological shifts have presented novel ethical challenges and opportunities across all areas of museum activity. The Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics will elucidate contemporary museum ethics, providing a much needed resource to researchers, students, and museum professionals worldwide who are grappling with these matters. This volume articulates a new museum ethics characterized by democratic pluralism, radical transparency and accountability, and an ongoing negotiation towards social understanding in which process trumps product.The Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics is a collection of original, compelling, and intellectually substantive essays that unites scholars and practitioners from diverse disciplines and international contexts through their commitment to contemporary museum ethics. The volume represents major strands in museum activity where ethical dilemmas and opportunities commonly occur including: leadership; business practices; exhibitions; marketing; technology; conservation; visitor learning; community partnerships; repatriation; and building programs.This volume will inspire practitioners and students to re-imagine and reshape the ethics code as it is applied to the museum world.

Janet Marstine is an art historian who has taught at Bowdoin College and Central Washington University. She has curated several exhibitions and is now working on new approaches to student and faculty exhibitions.

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
Preface
Theorizing Museum Ethics
The contingent nature of the new museum ethics
The art of ethics: Theories and applications to museum practice
GoodWork in museums today ... and tomorrow
Museums and the end of materialism
Changing the rules of the road: Post-colonialism and the new ethics of museum anthropology
"Aroha mai: Whose museum?": The rise of indigenous ethics within museum contexts: A Maori-tribal perspective
The responsibility of representation: A feminist perspective
Ethics, Activism and Social Responsibility
On ethics, activism and human rights
Collaboration, contestation, and creative conflict: On the efficacy of museum/community partnerships
An experimental approach to strengthen the role of science centers in the governance of science
Peering into the bedroom: Restorative justice at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum
Being responsive to be responsible: Museums and audience development
Ethics and challenges of museum marketing
Memorial museums and the objectification of suffering
The Radical Potential of Museum Transparency
Cultural equity in the sustainable museum
'Dance through the minefield': The development of practical ethics for repatriation
Visible listening: Discussion, debate and governance in the museum
Ethical, entrepreneurial or inappropriate? Business practices in museums
"Why is this here?": Art museum texts as ethical guides
Transfer protocols: Museum codes and ethics in the new digital environment
Sharing conservation ethics, practice and decision-making with museum visitors
Visual Culture and the Performance of Museum Ethics
The body in the (white) box: Corporeal ethics and museum representation
Towards an ethics of museum architecture
Museum censorship
Ethics of confrontational drama in museums
Conservation practice as enacted ethics
Bioart and nanoart in a museum context: Terms of engagement
Index

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