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Smithsonian, May 17, 1992 - Architecture - 614 pages
Contributors to this volume examine and illustrate struggles and collaborations among museums, festivals, tourism, and historic preservation projects and the communities they represent and serve. Essays include the role of museums in civil society, the history of African-American collections, and experiments with museum-community dialogue about the design of a multicultural society.

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Museums and communities: the politics of public culture

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This companion volume to Exhibiting Culture (Smithsonian Pr., 1991) contains a series of essays that illustrate both the struggles and the collaborations between museums and the communities they aim ... Read full review


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Ivan Karp is National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Liberal Arts at Emory University and director of the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship.

Christine Mullen Kreamer
is an art historian working in Vietnam and an exhibit developer for the "African Voices" project at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

Steven D. Lavine
is the president of the California Institute of the Arts.

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