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Museums and collections seen with a postcolonial eye
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Museum urges reburial of skeletons in its closet

Museum urges reburial of skeletons in its closet | Museums and Ethics | Scoop.it
Most of a Museum of London collection of 20,000 skeletons should be reburied after being properly studied, the museum director said yesterday.
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JSTOR: The Public Historian, Vol. 18, No. 4 (Autumn, 1996), pp. 119-143

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Sat Aug 20 2011 KB Home Disturbs Native American Human Remains in Branciforte Area - Bay Area Indymedia

Sat Aug 20 2011 KB Home Disturbs Native American Human Remains in Branciforte AreaBay Area IndymediaSave the Knoll writes: As few in Santa Cruz are currently aware, a developer has been in the process of destroying a beautiful wild area in Santa...
 
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Amelia Earhart Collection, Old Masters and More at Clars in September - News-antique.com (press release)

Amelia Earhart Collection, Old Masters and More at Clars in SeptemberNews-antique.com (press release)Internationally important historic memorabilia collections, fine art from Old Masters and contemporary icons, museum quality Asian offerings plus...
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Photos: 7 Paris museums you may not have heard of The Fragonard Musée du ... - Chicago Tribune

Photos: 7 Paris museums you may not have heard of The Fragonard Musée du ... - Chicago Tribune | Museums and Ethics | Scoop.it
Chicago TribunePhotos: 7 Paris museums you may not have heard of The Fragonard Musée du ...Chicago TribuneThe museum holds historical perfume-making equipment as well as antique perfume bottles and packaging designs, alongside more modern perfume...
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Museum exhibit highlights Pakistan's Buddhist roots - CNN

Museum exhibit highlights Pakistan's Buddhist roots - CNN | Museums and Ethics | Scoop.it
The Express TribuneMuseum exhibit highlights Pakistan's Buddhist rootsCNN(CNN) -- A statue resembling the goddess Athena and jewelry bearing images from Greco-Roman mythology may not be objects you'd expect to see in a museum exhibit of Buddhist...
 
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At 60, Birmingham Museum of Art prepares for a dynamic future - al.com (blog)

At 60, Birmingham Museum of Art prepares for a dynamic future - al.com (blog) | Museums and Ethics | Scoop.it
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)At 60, Birmingham Museum of Art prepares for a dynamic futureal.com (blog)By Michael Huebner -- The Birmingham News NEWS STAFF/LINDA STELTERGail Andrews, Executive Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art, stands...
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Last Gasp For The Folk Museum?

Money troubles have grown so dire that the American Folk Art Museum may dissolve, moving its collections to Brooklyn and the Smithsonian.
 
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"The money we raise we will put in the bank."

FYI, Rotterdam's Wereldmuseum is, like the Bangor Historical Society and (possibly) the Erie Library, repulsive.It plans to sell its African and American collections "to cover funding shortfalls made more likely by the economic crisis in Europe and...
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Who owns human remains? | openDemocracy

Who owns human remains? | openDemocracy | Museums and Ethics | Scoop.it
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Human Remains | TiffanyJenkins

Human Remains | TiffanyJenkins | Museums and Ethics | Scoop.it
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Annie Catherine Couts

Annie Catherine Couts | Museums and Ethics | Scoop.it
Welcome to Phreeque.com, a virtual collection of photos and bios of famous and not-so-famous human oddities. This site is always growing, so check in regularly to see updates and new features!
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Supporting Museum Tribes & Fans through Shared Ritual

Supporting Museum Tribes & Fans through Shared Ritual | Museums and Ethics | Scoop.it
Many people (Paul Orselli, Linda Norris, Pete Newcurator) in the museum field have written about the question of museum "tribes"--based partly on Seth Godin's book, partly on the longstanding fan culture that pervades our lives through sport,...
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Skeletons in Our Closet | Feature | Chicago Reader

 

 
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Creating Non-Human People

Creating Non-Human People | Museums and Ethics | Scoop.it
 Last week, the Academy of Medical Sciences released a report  calling for better regulation of experiments involving animals containing human tissues or genes.
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Lone Star Flight museum moving inland to Ellington - Houston Chronicle

Lone Star Flight museum moving inland to Ellington - Houston Chronicle | Museums and Ethics | Scoop.it
Lone Star Flight museum moving inland to EllingtonHouston ChronicleThe Lone Star Flight Museum's move to Ellington International Airport in Houston could take up to three years, officials say.
 
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China invests heavily on protection of Tibet's intangible cultural heritage - Xinhua

Yonhap NewsChina invests heavily on protection of Tibet's intangible cultural heritageXinhua21 (Xinhua) -- China has invested more than 60 million yuan (9.38 million US dollars) on the preservation and development of Tibet's intangible cultural...
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Colonial rule a crime - Monroe News Star

Colonial rule a crime - Monroe News Star | Museums and Ethics | Scoop.it
Colonial rule a crimeMonroe News StarSpain once ruled a vast colonial realm and hung on to the remnants of empire until the turn of the century when America, itself an imperial power, seized the Philippines after the Spanish-American War.
 
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Museum exhibit highlights Pakistan's Buddhist roots - CNN

Museum exhibit highlights Pakistan's Buddhist roots - CNN | Museums and Ethics | Scoop.it
The Express TribuneMuseum exhibit highlights Pakistan's Buddhist rootsCNN(CNN) -- A statue resembling the goddess Athena and jewelry bearing images from Greco-Roman mythology may not be objects you'd expect to see in a museum exhibit of Buddhist...
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Collection Reflection: Why do we amass these things? - South Coast Today

Collection Reflection: Why do we amass these things? - South Coast Today | Museums and Ethics | Scoop.it
Collection Reflection: Why do we amass these things?South Coast TodayJOHN SLADEWSKI/The Standard-Times Among the 16 watches in Gil Tavares' collection are some very rare and collectable pieces like this rotary two time zone with a swiveling head.
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"But with the society on the verge of shuttering because of lack of money, its board made the painful decision earlier this year to sell the newspapers."

The Bangor Historical Society is selling a collection of revolutionary era newspapers.Of course now every historical society in the country will begin selling off their newspaper collections.  There will be nothing left.  Nothing.I hereby call on...
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Australian Aboriginal remains - Aboriginal bone repatriation

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Case Study: Lindow Man temporary exhibition « University Museums Group UK

Case Study: Lindow Man temporary exhibition « University Museums Group UK | Museums and Ethics | Scoop.it
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Ethical debate: Human remains | Museums Association

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The Restless Corpse of Julia Pastrana

The Restless Corpse of Julia Pastrana | Museums and Ethics | Scoop.it
Julia Pastrana (1834-1860) was one of the most famous human curiosities of her time, touring Europe, Canada, and the United States in the 1850s as "the Bearded Lady" or the "Ape-Woman." Born poor i...
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