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By Chris Healy

South Pacific Museums: Experiments in tradition is a set of exceptional analyses of museums within the South Pacific, written via cultural, museum and architectural critics, and historians. a chain of snapshots introduce the reader to key museums within the area and longer essays discover those museums in vast phrases. during the last 50 years, museums were looked via many students and cultural critics as archaic associations faraway from the leading edge of cultural innovation. This judgement is being proved improper around the globe, with leading edge museums staking out new territory. Nowhere is that this extra amazing than within the South Pacific the place new and redeveloped associations have incorporated the Museum of recent Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the nationwide Museum of Australia, the Melbourne Museum, the Australian Centre for the relocating picture, the Museum of Sydney, the Gab Titui Cultural Centre within the Torres Strait, the Auckland Museum, the Centre Culturel Tjibaou and the Vanuatu Cultural Centre. South Pacific Museums make feel of those museums as a part of the advanced box of history, the place nationwide economies meet international tourism, towns model themselves, and indigeneity articulates with colonialism. The impact is one in every of cultural experimentation. half One, 'New Museums', introduces 3 various museums in special nationwide contexts - Te Papa, the Centre Culturel Tjibaou and the nationwide Museum of Australia. Essays during this half grapple with the function of those museums within the kingdom at specific old moments lower than particular political pressures. half , 'New Knowledges', files practices and exhibitions on the aspect of hysteria among indigenous and non-indigenous pursuits within the museum. half 3, 'New Experiences', explores the ways that museums within the South Pacific are generating that ineffable cultural phenomenon - event.

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