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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 .

CONTENTS

* 1 Overview * 2 History * 3 See also * 4 Citations * 5 References

OVERVIEW

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 Global Archaeology
Archaeology
considers ethnomuseology to be a "more holistic" approach to heritage interpretation .

HISTORY

The term "ethnomuseology" is first seen in Romania and Czechoslovakia in the 1980s, where it described the use of artifacts from rural life to " evidence of authentic forms of culture". A variant, "etnomuseologia", was used in 1994 by the Romanian anthropologist Bert G. Ribeiro to describe the work of the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi in Belem, Brazil . In Belem, curators had been working directly with Amazonian Indians in a continued dialog to create exhibits informed by the very culture they documented.

Today, a number of museums are considered to be followers the ethnomuseological method, including the National Museum
Museum
of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution
, the Alutiiq Museum
Museum
in Kodiak, Alaska , and the Department of Ethnology at the Museum
Museum
of Macedonia in Skopje, Macedonia
Skopje, Macedonia
. Since 2008, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic has offered a course in ethnomuseology titled "MUII165 Practice in museology and ethnography".

SEE ALSO

* Museology * Ethnography
Ethnography
* Ethnohistory * Anthropology
Anthropology
of institutions

CITATIONS

* ^ 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"

REFERENCES

* 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 2015. * "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): 179–184. ISSN 1135-1853 . * Shepard, Glenn (15–20 July 2012). 9784 - Ethnomuseology at the Goeldi Museum
Museum
of Brazil. 54 International Congress of Americanists. Vienna. Retrieved 16 October 2015. * Simpson, Moira, G. (2007). "Charting the Boundaries". In Knell, Simon J.; MacLeod, Suzanne; Watson, Sheila. Museum
Museum
Revolutions: How museums change and are changed (1st ed.). Routledge. p. 157. ISBN 978-0-4154-4467-5 . * Simpson, Moira, G. (2014). "Ethnomuseology". In Smith, Claire. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer-Verlag New York. pp. 2549–2553. ISBN 978-1-4419-0465-2 .

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