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Museums and Community

Ideas, Issues and Challenges

By Elizabeth Crooke

Routledge – 2004 – 176 pages

Series: Museum Meanings

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Description

Combining research that stretches across all of the social sciences and international case studies, Elizabeth Crooke here explores the dynamics of the relationship between the community and the museum.

Focusing strongly on areas such as Northern Ireland, South Africa, Australia and North America to highlight the complex issues faced by museums and local groups, Crooke examines one of the museum's primary responsibilities – working with different communities and using collections to encourage people to learn about their own histories, and to understand other people's.

Arguing for a much closer examination of this concept of community, and of the significance of museums to different communities, Museums and Community is a dynamic look at a relationship that has, in modern times, never been more important.

Contents

Introduction 1. The appeal of community, museums and heritage 2. Understanding community 3. Community development and the UK museum sector 4. Social capital and the cultural sector 5. Museums, cultural diversity and multiculturalism 6. Museums and community relations in Northern Ireland 7. Museums and community movements Conclusion

Name: Museums and Community: Ideas, Issues and Challenges (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Elizabeth Crooke. Combining research that stretches across all of the social sciences and international case studies, Elizabeth Crooke here explores the dynamics of the relationship between the community and the museum. Focusing strongly on areas such as Northern...
Categories: Museum and Heritage Studies, Museum Studies