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The Routledge handbook of museums, heritage, and death

Title
The Routledge handbook of museums, heritage, and death / edited by Trish Biers and Katie Stringer Clary.
ISBN
9781003195870
1003195873
9781000910179
1000910164
9781000910162
1000910172
9781032047041
9781032050751
Publication
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2024.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 583 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Notes
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (EBSCOhost, viewed November 13, 2023).
Access and use
Access restricted by licensing agreement.
Biographical / Historical Note
Trish Biers curates the Duckworth Laboratory (human and non-human primate remains) in the Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. Katie Stringer Clary is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Coastal Carolina University.
Summary
"The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Heritage, and Death provides a comprehensive examination of death, dying and human remains in museums and heritage sites around the world. Presenting a diverse range of contributions from scholars, practitioners and artists, the volume reminds us that death and the dead body are omnipresent in museum and heritage spaces. Chapters appraise collection practices and their historical context, present global perspectives and potential resolutions, and suggest how death and dying should be presented to the public. Acknowledging that professionals in the galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) fields are engaging in vital discussions about repatriation and anti-colonialist narratives, the book includes reflections on a variety of deathscapes that are at the forefront of the debate. Taking a multivocal approach, the Handbook provides a foundation for debate, as well as a reference for how the dead are treated within the public arena. Most importantly, perhaps, the volume highlights best practice and calls for more ethical frameworks and strategies for collaboration, particularly with descendant communities. The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Heritage, and Death will be useful to all individuals working with, studying and interested in curation and exhibition at museums and heritage sites around the world. It will be of particular interest to those working in the fields of heritage, museum studies, death studies, archaeology, anthropology, sociology and history."-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Handbook of museums, heritage, and death
Routledge handbooks online 2023. OCLC KB.
Other formats
Print version: Routledge handbook of museums, heritage, and death. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2024
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 09, 2024
Series
Routledge handbooks.
Routledge handbooks on museums, galleries and heritage.
Routledge handbooks
Routledge handbooks on museums, galleries and heritage
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Part 1. Acquisition, curation, and conservation of the dead. Historical contexts of bodies, display, and spectacle / Katie Stringer Clary
Conserving the humanity of human remains / Cat Irving
A museum archive : an unexpected final resting place but one full of promise / Jelena Bekvalac
Striking a balance : preserving, curating, and investigating human remains from the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo, Sicily / Kirsty Squires and Dario Piombino-Mascali
The handling of the remains of the ancestors in Peru : realities, challenges, and wishes / Guido P. Lombardi, Rubén Buitrón, Lizbeht Tepo, Clide Valladolid, Bradymir Bravo, Susana Arce, Elva Torres, Sonia Guillén, and Trish Biers
Engaging with death in museums and collections / Trish Biers
Part 2. Displaying the dead : exhibitions and ethical considerations. Education, preservation and reconciliation : the J.L. Shellshear Museum and the preservation and display of human remains / Denise Donlon and Fiona Gill
The mummies of Guanajuato : the tension between ethics and ambition / Paloma Robles Lacayo
The cost of civil rights : loss, grief, and death at US civil rights museums / Jenny Woodley
Changing people, changing content : new perspectives on past peoples / Rebecca Redfern and Thomas Booth
Transforming memento Mori : a contemporary lens / Charles Clary
The Hollywood Museum of Death : the commodification of the criminal and the corpse maiden, Tia Tudor Price
Part 3. Decolonisation and shifting the perspective in museums and heritage. Papuan pasts : the origins of Papuan human remains collections in the world's museums, the issue of repatriation, and telling new stories with skeletal data / Jason Kariwiga, Gabriel Wrobel, and Michael C. Westaway
Searching for identities through archaeological human remains in Turkey / Eli̇fgül Doğan
Entangled entitlements and shuar tsantsa (shrunken heads) / Laura N.K. Van Broekhoven
Julia Pastrana's long journey home / Laura Anderson Barbata
Egyptian mummified remains : communities of descent and practice / Heba Abd el-Gawad and Alice Stevenson
The curated Ossilegium : museum practices as death and mourning rituals/ Evi Numen
Part 4. Deathscapes and heritage. From dead places to places of the dead : the memorial power of battlefields, ruins, and burials in the warscapes of Spain and the Western front / Dacia Viejo-Rose, Layla Renshaw, and Paola Filippucci
From trauma to tourism : balancing the needs of the living and the dead / Joanne Mather
Death, memory, and power : public memorial culture of Moscow necropolises / Maria Kucheryavaya
Not their heritage theme park : honouring the outcast at Crossbones Graveyard / Lucy Coleman Talbot
The ghosts of Kūkai : virtual heritage and landscapes of death in Japan's Shikoku pilgrimage / Ronald S. Green and Susan J. Bergeron
A shadow pandemic : protest, mourning, and grassroots memorialization in Mexico City / Kelsey Perreault
Part 5. Public education and engagement in museums and heritage. Engagement that works : practical insights for inviting the public into cemeteries / Kimberly Bearden
Talking about the d word : public engagement in a place of the dead / Janine Marriott
The death positive library / Stacey Pitsillides, Claire Nally, Anita Luby, Rhonda Brooks, Fiona Hill, Joanne Ghee, Katherine Ingham, and Judith Robinson
haunted houses and horrific history : ghost tours at historic house museums / Katie Stringer Clary and David Hearnes
Walking, public engagement, and pedagogy : mobile death studies / Ruth Penfold-Mounce
Part 6. Death studies and heritage in practice. The Cemetery Church of All Saints with the Ossuary / Radka Krejčí
Memento Mori xxhibition from the Dominican Crypt, Vác (Március 15 Square, 19) Hungary / Anita Csukovits and Katalin Forró
Part 6. Death studies and heritage in practice. The Cemetery Church of All Saints with the Ossuary / Radka Krejčí
Memento Mori Exhibition from the Dominican Crypt, Vác (Március 15 Square, 19) Hungary / Anita Csukovits and Katalin Forró
Our queerly departed - researching, remembering and respecting the LGBTQ+ deceased / Sacha Coward
Close encounters with death and disease : young visitors' perspectives at the Mütter Medical History Museum / Rachel Anisha Divaker and Mary Margaret Kerr
The use of CT scan for the construction of mummy replicas for museography : social and ethical perspectives / Verónica Silva-Pinto, Mario Castro, Yanis Valenzuela-Sánchez, Ayelén Tonko-Huenucoy, Carlos Montoya, Marcelo Gálvez, and Trish Biers
Part 7. Concluding remarks / Trish Biers and Katie Stringer Clary.
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