Museums Equality and Social Justice

Museums  Equality and Social Justice
Author : Richard Sandell
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2013-05-20
ISBN 10 : 9781136318702
ISBN 13 : 1136318704
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museums Equality and Social Justice Book Description:

The last two decades have seen concerns for equality, diversity, social justice and human rights move from the margins of museum thinking and practice, to the core. The arguments – both moral and pragmatic – for engaging diverse audiences, creating the conditions for more equitable access to museum resources, and opening up opportunities for participation, now enjoy considerable consensus in many parts of the world. A growing number of institutions are concerned to construct new narratives that represent a plurality of lived experiences, histories and identities which aim to nurture support for more progressive, ethically-informed ways of seeing and to actively inform contemporary public debates on often contested rights-related issues. At the same time it would be misleading to suggest an even and uncontested transition from the museum as an organisation that has been widely understood to marginalise, exclude and oppress to one which is wholly inclusive. Moreover, there are signs that momentum towards making museums more inclusive and equitable is slowing down or, in some contexts, reversing. Museums, Equality and Social Justice aims to reflect on and, crucially, to inform debates in museum research, policy and practice at this critical time. It brings together new research from academics and practitioners and insights from artists, activists, and commentators to explore the ways in which museums, galleries and heritage organisations are engaging with the fast-changing equalities terrain and the shifting politics of identity at global, national and local levels and to investigate their potential to contribute to more equitable, fair and just societies.


RELATED BOOKS:
Museums, Equality and Social Justice
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Richard Sandell, Eithne Nightingale
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-20 - Publisher: Routledge

The last two decades have seen concerns for equality, diversity, social justice and human rights move from the margins of museum thinking and practice, to the core. The arguments – both moral and pragmatic – for engaging diverse audiences, creating the conditions for more equitable access to museum resources, and
Museums, Moralities and Human Rights
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Richard Sandell
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-08 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book explores how museums, galleries and heritage sites of all kinds, through the narratives they construct and publicly present, can shape the moral and political climate within which human rights are experienced. Through a series of richly-drawn cases, which focus on gender diversity and same-sex love and desire, Richard
Museums, Immigrants, and Social Justice
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: Sophia Labadi
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-18 - Publisher: Routledge

This interdisciplinary book argues that museums can offer a powerful, and often overlooked, arena for both exploring and acting upon the interrelated issues of immigration and social justice. Based on three in-depth European case studies, spanning France, Denmark, and the UK, the research examines programs developed by leading museums to
Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: Joni Boyd Acuff, Laura Evans
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-08 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Aimed at museum educators, Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today seeks to marry museum and multicultural education theories. It reveals how the union of these theories yields more equitable educational practices and guides museum educators to address misrepresentation, exclusivity, accessibility, and educational inequality.
Museums, Refugees and Communities
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Domenico Sergi
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-22 - Publisher: Routledge

Museums, Refugees and Communities explores the ways in which museums in Germany, The Netherlands and the UK have responded to the complexities and ethical dilemmas involved in discussing the reasons for, and issues surrounding, contemporary refugee displacements. Building upon an ethnographic study carried out in the UK with refugees from