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The Art of Being a World Culture Museum

World Cultures and Ethnographic Museums are the museums of our time in Europe. They are in the spotlight in a changing society, confronted with public discourse about the legacies of colonialism and the challenges to live together in a society shaped by migration and globalization. The Art of Being a World Culture Museum sketches the variety and practices of these museums by giving a lively insight into the exhibition ambiances, working conditions and practices, the collections and the museum architecture. The book contains excerpts of interviews with museum directors and photographs capturing the sites, displays, work environments and dynamics of ten ethnography museums.

Edited by Barbara Plankensteiner
Photography by Wolfgang Thaler

Publisher: Kerber Verlag

In the frame of SWICH – Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage. Ethnography, Museums World Culture and New Citizenship in Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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WHEN: September 2018 Editor: Barbara Plankensteiner Photography: Wolfgang ThalerPublisher: Kerber Verlag