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Never Waste a Crisis: Restoring Credibility at the National Museum of Australia after the 'History Wars', 2003-2013

Thornton, Mia


Since the early 1990s, a large body of literature has studied high profile controversies in museums. These scholars have called on museums not to hide from controversy, but rather view controversy as a productive aspect of contemporary museology. Their case is founded on transforming the role of museums - by discarding their associations with tradition and, instead, taking a stand on politically contentious subject matter. But in reality, museums face many social and political pressures that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/6HXS-XN26


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