Changing Roles of the National Museum of Australia in Creating Australian Identity

Author: Cvoro, Uros
Year:2012
Pages:216
ISBN:0-7734-2547-0
978-0-7734-2547-7
Price:249.95
A study explaining a new role for the National Museum of Australia in the political and cultural background of Australia.

Reviews

“This book is a profound, critically astute, and historically substantive reflection on museology and culture in the contemporary world.” – Prof. Donald Preziosi University of California, Los Angeles

“…a unique, interdisciplinary and scholarly contribution to our understanding of how museums function within contemporary nation states.” – Prof. Anna Munster University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia

“a significant contribution to ongoing debates about nationalism, multiculturalism and the role of museums and archives both in this country and also in a broader international context.” – Prof. David McNeill University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia

Table of Contents

Foreword by Professor Donald Preziosi

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1: Dialectical Image

Chapter 2: Nation

Chapter 3: Displaced Culture

Chapter 4: Multimedia in the National Museum Australia

Chapter 5: Objects in the National Museum Australia

Chapter 6: Space of the National Museum Australia

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index