An extraordinarily rich and provocative collection of essays on the transformation of museums and exhibitions devoted to non-Western arts and cultures. Punctuated by interviews with path-breaking curators, the volume keeps us focused on contemporary practice—its real possibilities and constraints. The editors’ guiding concept of “trans-anthroplogy” avoids both defensive celebration and rigid critique. It opens our eyes and ears to the relational transactions, alliances, and difficult dialogues that are animating former anthropology museums today.
- James Clifford, (UC Santa Cruz)
Leuven University Press, May 2020
300 pages, open-access pdf
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