Intangible Heritage and the Museum: New Perspectives on Cultural Preservation 1st Edition

Ebook Details

Authors

Marilena Alivizatou

Year 2012
Pages 225
Publisher Routledge
Language en
ISBN 9781611321500
File Size 1.66 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

In this comparative, international study Marilena Alivizatou investigates the relationship between museums and the new concept of “intangible heritage.” She charts the rise of intangible heritage within the global sphere of UN cultural policy and explores its implications both in terms of international politics and with regard to museological practice and critical theory. Using a grounded ethnographic methodology, Alivizatou examines intangible heritage in the local complexities of museum and heritage work in Oceania, the Americas and Europe. This multi-sited, cross-cultural approach highlights key challenges currently faced by cultural institutions worldwide in understanding and presenting this form of heritage.