Museums and the Past: Constructing Historical Consciousness

Museums and the Past: Constructing Historical Consciousness

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ISBN-13: 9780774830621
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 03/02/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Viviane Gosselin is curator of contemporary culture at the Museum of Vancouver and associate researcher at the UBC Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness. Phaedra Livingstone is a museologist who has worked in, taught about, and conducted research on museums and heritage settings internationally since 1990. Contributors: Susan Ashley, Jill Baird, Jennifer Carter, Pierre-Luc Collin, Claire Cousson, Lucie Daignault, Lon Dubinsky, Damara Jacobs-Morris, Robert R. Janes, Simon Knell, Marie-Claude Larouche, Lianne McTavish, Del Muise, Laurajane Smith, and Brenda Trofanenko

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Perspectives on Museums and Historical Consciousness in Canada / Viviane Gosselin and Phaedra Livingstone

Part 1: Programming Historical Consciousness2. The Royal Ontario Museum, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Critical Public Engagement / Susan Ashley3. The Voices of the Canoe Project: Weaving Together Indigenous and Western Historical Knowledge Traditions / Jill Baird and Damara Jacobs-Morris4. The Torrington Gopher Hole Museum: A Model Institution / Lianne McTavish5. Public Pedagogy and the Museum: The Canadian Museum of Immigration at 21, for Example / Brenda Trofanenko

Part 2: Measuring Historical Consciousness6. Changing Views? Emotional Intelligence, Registers of Engagement, and the Museum Visit / Laurajane Smith7. Using Museum Resources and Mobile Technologies to Develop Teens’ Historical Thinking: Formative Evaluation of an Innovative Educational Set-up / Marie-Claude Larouche8. Museums as In-Between Institutions: Can They Be Trusted? / Lon Dubinsky and Del Muise9. The Concept of Historical Consciousness Applied to Museums: A Case Study of the Exhibition People of Québec . . . Then and Now / Pierre-Luc Collin, Claire Cousson, and Lucie Daignault

Part 3: Instrumentalizing Historical Consciousness10. Controversy as Catalyst: Administrative Framing, Public Perception, and the Late-Twentieth-Century Exhibitionary Complex in Canada / Phaedra Livingstone11. The Gift of Historical Consciousness: Museums, Art, and Poverty / Simon Knell12. Museums and the Responsibility Gap / Robert R. Janes13. Out of the Box and Into the Fold: Museums, Human Rights, and Changing Pedagogical Practices / Jennifer Carter14. Epilogue: The Blossoming of Canadian Museology and Historical Consciousness / Phaedra Livingstone and Viviane Gosselin

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Donald G. Wetherell

This well-curated collection of essays broadens our understanding of the theory of historical consciousness and the role museums can play in engaging, and challenging, collective memory.

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"This well-curated collection of essays broadens our understanding of the theory of historical consciousness and the role museums can play in engaging, and challenging, collective memory."—Donald G. Wetherell, Professor Emeritus, Heritage Resources Management, Athabasca University

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