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Imagined Conversations: The powerful (and power-shifting) potential of museum participation

Coghlan, Rachael


For over a century, museums have claimed that they will democratise, need to democratise or have a new idea or approach about how they are going to democratise. However, a range of issues and institutional cultures that privilege expertise conspire to ensure professional practice remains undemocratic, exclusive and one-sided. This tends to result in the retention of curatorial control and a professional culture that resists change. Participation—in which...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d63c0b38f017


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