Ethnomuseology is the study of museums and museum curation in the context of the culture and cultural traditions of its collections. It is an interdisciplinary field combining museum studies, anthropology, ethnography, and often various fine arts.
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As stated by Moira Simpson, "
Ethnomuseology is the field of
scholarship concerning culturally appropriate museum curation and
conservation of ethnographic materials using methods that reflect
social, cultural, spiritual, or religious aspects of
objects." A museum subscribing the principles of
ethnomuseology will often maintain and present artifacts and
collections in the traditional manner of their ethnological origins,
combining the museum with the rituals and community of its theme.
This can be in addition to conventional Western museum practices,
which often focuses on object materiality. As well, ethnomuseology
often involves a continued dialog between museum administrators and
members of represented cultures in collections. The Encyclopedia of
^ Bucur August 2004 ^ Simpson 2007, p. 157 ^ Simpson 2014, pp. 2549-2551 ^ Simpson 2014, p. 2550 ^ Shepard July 2012 ^ Simpson 2014, p. 2551 ^ Peter Namicev 1994, pp. 179-184 ^ "MUII165 Practice in museology and ethnography"
Bucur, Corneliu (August 2004). "From Tradition To Avant-Garde... And
From Washington To Dumbrava Sibiului" (Interview). Interview with
Mirela Creţu and Cătălin Sturza. Bucharest. Retrieved 16 October
"MUII165 Practice in museology and ethnography". Course Information.
Masaryk University. n.d. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
Namicev, Peter (1994). "
Ethnomuseology in Macedonia". Anales del Museo
Nacional de Antropología. Museo Nacional de Antropología (1):
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Shepard, Glenn (15–20 July 2012). 9784 -
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Clan Ethnic group
Ethnolinguistic group Ethnoreligious group
Indigenous peoples Ingroups and outgroups Meta-ethnicity Metroethnicity Minority group Monoethnicity Nation Nationality Panethnicity Polyethnicity Population Race Symbolic ethnicity Tribe
Anthropology Ethnic studies Ethnoarchaeology Ethnobiology
Ethnobotany Ethnozoology Ethnoecology
Ethnocinema Ethnogeology Ethnography
Autoethnography Clinical Critical Cyber- Netnography Online Person-centered Salvage Transidioethnography Video
Ethnohistory Ethnolinguistics Ethnology Ethnomathematics Ethnomethodology Ethnomuseology Ethnomusicology Ethnophilosophy Ethnopoetics Ethnoscience Ethnosemiotics Ethnotaxonomy
Groups by region
Indigenous Canada Mexico United States Central America South America
Central Asia East Asia Northern Asia South Asia Southeast Asia West Asia
Identity and ethnogenesis
Cross-race effect Cultural assimilation Cultural identity Demonym Development Endonym Ethnic flag Ethnic option Ethnic origin Ethnic religion Ethnicity in census Ethnofiction Ethnonym Folk religion Historical Imagined community Kinship Legendary progenitor Lineage-bonded society Mythomoteur Mores Nation-building Nation state National language National myth Origin myth Pantribal sodality Tribal name Tribalism Urheimat
Consociationalism Diaspora politics Dominant minority Ethnic democracy Ethnic enclave Ethnic interest group Ethnic majority Ethnic media Ethnic pornography Ethnic theme park Ethnoburb Ethnocracy Indigenous rights Middleman minority Minority rights Model minority Multinational state
Ideology and ethnic conflict
Ethnic bioweapon Ethnic cleansing Ethnic hatred Ethnic joke Ethnic nationalism Ethnic nepotism Ethnic penalty Ethnic slur Ethnic stereotype Ethnic violence Ethnocentrism Ethnocide Ethnosymbolism Indigenism Separatist mo