Museums, Equality and Social Justice

ISBN-10: 0415504694

ISBN-13: 9780415504690

Edition: 2012

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Museums, Equality and Social Justiceis a provocative, timely and scholarly but accessible collection of essays that brings together more than thirty leading thinkers, practitioners and researchers from wide ranging backgrounds in twenty substantive chapters to critically explore the shifting roles and increasing significance of diversity, equality and social justice in international contemporary museum policy and practice. The volume examines issues of diversity and equality not only in relation to visitors and public programmes but to all areas of museum organisation and activity – including leadership and management, governance, employment, collections development, marketing and so on.The last two decades have seen concerns for equality, diversity, social justice and human rights move from the margins of museum thinking to the core. Conceived to reflect on and inform debates in museum research, policy and practice at this critical time, Museums, Equality and Social Justiceis an essential tool for practitioners wishing to understand these debates and invaluable for students studying the development and possible future of the modern museum.
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Book details

List price: $75.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Margins to the core?
The heart of the matter: integrating equality and diversity into the policy and practice of museums and galleries
Museologically speaking: an interview with Fred Wilson
Moving beyond the mainstream: insight into the relationship between community-based heritage organizations and the museum
Beyond compliance? Museums, disability and the law
Museums for social justice: managing organisational change
Fred Wilson, good work and the phenomenon of Freud's mystic writing pad
Connecting/competing equalities
The margins and the mainstream
Cultural diversity: politics, policy and practices. The case of Tate Encounters
A question of faith: the museum as a spiritual or secular space
A book with its pages always open?
Unpacking gender: creating complex models for gender inclusivity in museums
Museums and autism: creating an inclusive community for learning
Museums as intercultural spaces
Museums and the good society
Museums and the human rights frame
Creativity, learning and cultural rights
Exceeding the limits of representation? Petitioning for constitutional change at the Museum of Australian Democracy
Towards social inclusion in Taiwan: museums, equality and indigenous groups
Social justice and community participation in non-Western contexts: the Marib Museum Project in Yemen
Embedding shared heritage: human rights discourse and the London Mayor's Commission on African and Asian Heritage
Social media towards social change: potential and challenges for museums
Museums, African collections and social justice
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