New Technologies and Museum Anthropology Analytical Essay by Top Papers

New Technologies and Museum Anthropology
An examination of the impact of new technologies on the practice of museum anthropology.
# 129378 | 1,500 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Computer and Technology (Technology) , Anthropology (General) , Art (Museums)


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The paper discusses how anthropological collections may be seen as ways of concretising collective memories or as ways of reconstructing a distant, hitherto unknown past. The paper asserts that it is clear that it is up to the modern museum anthropologist to attempt to impose a narrative upon certain selected objects and this narrative must be based upon what sense we can make of these objects.

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"For centuries human beings have put together collections of objects in an ongoing attempt to construct cultural, historical national and ethnic narratives by collecting objects and assembling them for display. In this sense, anthropological collections may be seen as ways of concretising collective memories. In another sense, such collections may be seen as ways of reconstructing a distant, hitherto unknown past. As such, it is clear that it is up to the modern museum anthropologist to attempt to impose a narrative upon certain selected objects. This narrative must be based upon what sense we can make of these objects. This subjective aspect..."

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