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South Pacific museums : experiments in culture

"A collection of outstanding analyses of museums in the South Pacific, written by cultural, museum and architectural critics, and historians. A series of snapshots introduce the reader to key museums in the region and longer essays explore these museums in broad terms."--About South Pacific Museums page
Print Book, English, 2006
Monash University ePress, Clayton, Vic., 2006
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
9780975747582, 9780975747599, 0975747584, 0975747592
Introduction. Experiments in culture : an introduction / Chris Healy and Andrea Witcomb
New museums. Reforming nationhood : the free market and biculturalism at Te Papa / Paul Williams. Museums of New Caledonia : the old, the new and the balance of the two / Marianne Tissandier. Contested sites of identity and the cult of the new : the centre cultural Tjibaou and the constitution of culture in New Caledonia / Kylie Message. National Museum of Australia / Linda Young. Pluralism and exhibition practice at the National Museum of Australia / Matthew Trinca and Kirsten Webner. Melbourne Museum / Ian McShane. Civic laboratories : museums, cultural objecthood and the governance oof the social / Tony Bennett
New knowledges. Museums as cultural guardians / Deidre Brown. The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa / Huhana Smith. There's so much in looking at those barks : Dja Dja Wurrung etchings 2004-05 / Pamie Fung and Sara Wills. Gab Titui Cultural Centre / Leilani Bin-Juda. The museum as cultural agent : the Vanuatu Cultural Centre extension worker program / Lissant Bolton. Tuning the museum : the harmonics of official culture / Ian Wedde. Bunjilaka / Moira G. Simpson. Very special treatment / Chris Healy. Hiroshima mon amour : representation and violence in new museums of the Pacific / Diane Losche. The Auckland War Memorial Museum, Tamaki Paenga Hira / Elizabeth Rankin. The National Museum of Australia as danse macabre : Baroque allegories of the popular / John Macarthur and Naomi Stead. The Museum of Sydney / Kate Gregory. How style came to matter : do we need to move beyond the politics of representation? / Andrea Witcomb. The Australian Centre for the Moving Image / Natalia Radywyl. Spirit house / Ross Gibson