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Ghana: A Museum in Every Community? | Center for the Future of Museums

Ghana: A Museum in Every Community? | Center for the Future of Museums | Education for Liberation | Scoop.it

Accreditation Commissioner Bill Eiland recently stopped by my office to share his concerns about the hundreds of small communities in the South struggling to maintain their culture, identity and population in the face of economic and demographic tides. Bill thinks (and I agree) that community-based museums can be both anchors and engines for such small towns.

But museum culture is such that each of our organizations is unique, and singular in origin. It takes a driven founder, or visionary group, to figure out everything from how to incorporate as a nonprofit, to what it means to BE a museum, design exhibits, collect, preserve, etc. etc. If every museum is a one-off, it makes it that much harder for them to spring up where they’re needed.

Bill's timing was extraordinary—on my computer screen at that moment was David Dewane's Kickstarter project, raising funds to launch the Librii community library project in Ghana. David plans to become the modern-day equivalent of Andrew Carnegie, spreading public libraries across the continent—except with an entrepreneurial business plan to create revenue-based organizations that meet acute local needs for education and for broadband access.

The Librii project tackles issues I think museums need to face: how to make museums scalable, replicable, easy to start and operate, and financially self-sustaining.

David proposes to solve this problem for libraries by creating a standardized template for architecture and operations that can be personalized for each community’s needs. Working with local partners, The Librii team finds a site, delivers and installs prefab modules grouped around a central plaza, provides trained staff, and works to make the library economically self-sufficient within 6 months of launch. Its strategy is to provide tools for a given community to tackle its own particular needs, rather than swooping in with solutions, as so many non-sustainable "aid" projects do.

 

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Translating Culture

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A translator has many options at his/her disposal to deal with translating cultural references. Mailhac (1996) describes a range of tools or procedures from which the translator chooses from to form a strategy. The translator then uses this strategy to respond to the nature of the cultural reference in terms of its linguistic expression and correspondents in the target language as well as the nature of the cultural reference in terms of its communicative purpose. Mailhac proposes the use of procedures based on the criteria of different parameters to finally formulate a strategy for the functionality of the message of a particular translation. The strategy itself explains the conditions under which a procedure or parameters are applied and the whole process can be a combination of several tools. On a textual level, procedures include:

cultural transplantation
exoticism with minimum presence of the translator
exoticism with maximum presence of the translator
Minimum presence of the translator is often seen in novels, where the target reader is treated like the source reader with virtually no additional information being added to the main body of the text. On the contrary, maximum presence of the translator is seen primarily in newspaper articles where additional information is systematically provided throughout the main body of the text. For example, The Morning Star would be L’Humanité in French with Cultural Transplantation, le Morning Star if using exoticism with minimum presence of the translator and le Morning Star, journal communiste britannique, using exoticism with maximum presence of the translator.

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Read more: http://www.expresslanguagesolutions.com/blog/2012/07/translating-culture/


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South African traffic police fitness test sees seven killed in 91F heat - Telegraph.co.uk

South African traffic police fitness test sees seven killed in 91F heat - Telegraph.co.uk | Education for Liberation | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk South African traffic police fitness test sees seven killed in 91F heat Telegraph.co.uk The massive crowd of unemployed jobseekers, mostly aged between 18-20, took part in the test, held in a football stadium, after they each...
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Why Black Men Tend To Be Fashion Kings - NPR

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U.S. Ambassador Evacuated from Central African Republic as ...

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The U.S. Ambassador to the Central African Republic and his diplomatic team, up to forty people, were reportedly evacuated from the central African country overnight and the U.S. embassy was closed amid concerns of an ...
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05 Black voters flex muscles - EBONY.com

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Press-Enterprise (blog) 05 Black voters flex muscles EBONY.com African-Americans, who cast a ballot at higher rates than any other racial and ethnic minority group, may have also voted at higher rates than Whites for the first time, an analysis by...
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Many African-Americans deem mental care inaccessible - Newsday (subscription)

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Many African-Americans deem mental care inaccessible Newsday (subscription) Annmarie Desravines didn't take phone calls from family, cried "at the drop of a dime," and said she was barely getting up in time for the first of her two part-time jobs...
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5 Fast Facts About Black Immigrants in the United States - Center For American Progress

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5 Fast Facts About Black Immigrants in the United States
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Black immigrants are a significant group in the United States—more than 3 million people comprising 8 percent of the U.S.
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker to explore Senate race - USA TODAY

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker said Thursday he will explore a 2014 race for the U.S. Senate.
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Investigation reveals academic scandal at UNC

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A three-month long investigation into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina revealed that student-athletes were not given added academic benefits as part of a scandal within the school's African and Afro-American Studies Department.
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10 African films to watch out for, N°16 – Africa is a Country

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The setting is Jeppestown in Johannesburg, South Africa, chronicling a day in the lives of eight residents of this area on the brink of massive change. The featured residents are Beninese entrepreneurs Arouna and Zainab; ...
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Presidential Message -- African Growth and Opportunity Act - Whitehouse.gov (press release)

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In accordance with section 502(f)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the "1974 Act") (19 U.S.C.
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Yaya Toure is named the 2012 African Player of the Year - BBC News

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Manchester City midfielder YayaToure has been named the African Player of the Year for a second time.
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The Corrupted African Intellectual Culture | Feature Article 2012-08-12

A culture is said to be corrupted when any natural body is adulterated to influence it from functioning as would have been the case if it had been left in its original condition. Of course every facet of the African effort has been corrupted and the academic sector is as worse hit as any other. This unique sector that breeds the human brain to think beyond the norm and come up with rare solutions to human survival, has proven to have given practical answers to bettering and sustaining lives at such dark times in the history of what we today refer to as “Developed Nations”. In the case of the African Union states and Ghana to be specific, the academic community is just as useless in the faces of our challenges as any other facet of the nation. This in every sense calls for serious thinking to the possible causes of this problem and thus the possible solutions that this easy intended to explore.
It is not an uncommon thing to hear the ordinary man on the street of Africa expressing his/her frustration towards the African intellectuals. I have on several occasions heard such expression as “Our African intellectuals are just stupid and useless that all they do is to write big books and paid a lot of salary for doing nothing”. I have also heard of such other ones as “African intellectuals are just ceremonial academic tittle holders who use their titles to occupy political positions”. It is not also uncommon to hear such sayings as “African intellectuals buy their titles from foreign and questionable institutions with which they gain access into political position to loot the wealth of the people”.


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How Black Gentrifiers Have Affected the Perception of Chicago's Changing ... - The Atlantic Cities

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Some of them have been there for years, ascending the income ladder as the black middle-class nationwide has dramatically expanded.
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African Union tells Central African Republic rebels to end uprising - Los Angeles Times

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ABC News African Union tells Central African Republic rebels to end uprising Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The African Union on Monday warned rebels who threatening to oust the Central African Republic government that they would...
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Inventor unveils first African-designed smartphone - Times LIVE

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Inventor unveils first African-designed smartphone Times LIVE THE economy, already weakened by the eurozone crisis, has in recent months been blitzed by a series of devastating strikes in the mining sector, downgradings by international ratings...
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Nasher Focuses on Artists of African Descent | Duke Today

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An installation in honor of the 50th anniversary of black students at Duke.
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10 Most Provocative Black History Moments Of 2012 - News One

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Disability: the Cinderella of feminism? | Women's Views on News

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Including disabled women in the feminist movement.

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41 Percent of World's Youth Will Be African - Report - AllAfrica.com

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A recent report by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has concluded that in the next three generations, 41% of the world's youth will be African.
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South African President Says Mandela... - ABC News

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South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela has steadily improved over the last few days after being diagnosed with a lung infection and undergoing gallstone surgery.
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Race and Class After the Election: Talking With LGBT Activist Urvashi Vaid - Huffington Post (blog)

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Like many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans, longtime activist Urvashi Vaid woke up on Nov.
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The Black Arts: Making Jazz In The Mainstream - NPR (blog)

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"Radio Song" leads off Spalding's Radio Music Society, while "Gonna Be Alright," featuring the vocalist Ledisi, comes from Glasper's Black Radio.
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UN authorizes African military force to take on al-Qaeda in Mali - Globe and Mail

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Globe and Mail UN authorizes African military force to take on al-Qaeda in Mali Globe and Mail The French-drafted resolution also authorized the 27-nation European Union and other UN member states to help rebuild the Malian security forces, who are...
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