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The museums redemption: Contact Zones, government and the limits of reform

Dibley, Benjamin


Despite a history deeply implicated in an imperial, bourgeois and phallocentric social order, the museum is a cultural institution that can be redeemed from this legacy of racism, classism and sexism. Or so it would seem from reading the now burgeoning critical scholarship on museums. Here, almost all of the museum's analysts argue that, in some way or another, the institution can be reformed so that it can overcome the exclusions of the past and realize its true democratic vocation. Seduced by...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Cultural Studies
DOI: 10.1177/1367877905050160


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