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Curating the future : museums, communities and climate change / edited by Jennifer Newell, Libby Robin and Kirsten Wehner.
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon New York, NY Routledge,
xxiv, 298 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
"Earthscan from Routledge".
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The museum sector has a moral obligation to use its collections and exhibitions and other events to explore some of the inequalities wrought by global warming. The book tackles the broad global issue of climate change through specific collections and in local places. It reflects the Pacific community at its core, but also embraces many other communities who will experience the adverse effects of climate change sooner or later. The book is rich with practical museum experience and detail, as well as critical, analytical and philosophical about where a museum can intervene to speak to this great conundrum of our times"--Provided by publisher.
9781138658516 1138658510 9781138658523 1138658529;
Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: curating connections in a climate-changed world / Kirsten Wehner -- 2.Tell them / Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner -- pt. I Welcoming new voices: opening museums -- 3.The Anthropocene and environmental justice / Rob
Nixon -- 4.Cameo: museums connecting / Lumepa Apelu -- 5.Talking around objects: stories for living with climate change / Jennifer Newell -- 6.Object in view: Jaki-ed mat, Marshall Islands / Kristina Eonemto Stege -- 7.The Pacific in New York: managing objects and cultural heritage partnerships in times of global change / Jacklyn Lacey -- 8.Cameo: Connie Hart's basket / Tom Griffiths -- 9."Peoples who still live": the role of museums in addressing climate change in the Pacific / Peter Rudiak-Gould -- 10.Object in view: taking a bite out of lost knowledge: sharks' teeth, extinction, and the value of preemptive collections / Joshua Drew -- pt. II Reinventing nature and culture -- Contents note continued: 11.Towards an ecological museology: responding to the animal-objects of the Australian Institute of Anatomy collection / Kirsten Wehner -- 12.Object in view: Harry Clarke's high-wheeler bicycle / Daniel Oakman -- 13.Food and water exhibitions as lenses on climate change / Erin Betley -- 14.Object in view: a stump-jump plough: reframing a national icon / George Main -- 15.Telling Torres Strait history through turtle / Leah Lui-Chivizhe -- 16.Four seasons in one day: weather, culture and the museum / Kirstie Ross -- 17.Object in view: Nelson the Newfoundland's dog collar / Martha Sear -- 18.The last snail: loss, hope and care for the future / Thom van Dooren -- 19.Object in view: hiding in plain sight: lessons from the Olinguito / Nancy B. Simmons -- pt. III Focusing on the future -- 20.The reef in time: the prophecy of Charlie Veron's living collections / Iain McCalman -- 21.Food stories for the future / George Main -- Contents note continued: 22.Shaping garden collections for future climates / Sharon Willoughby -- 23.Object in view: a past future for the cucumber / Sharon Willoughby -- 24.The art of the Anthropocene / William L. Fox -- 25.Object in view: the Canary Project: photographs and fossils / Susannah Sayler -- pt. IV Representing change and uncertainty -- 26.Cameo: The vulnerable Volvo / Sverker Sorlin -- 27.Museum awakenings: responses to environmental change at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, 1965--2005 / Anders Houltz -- 28.Rising seas: facts, fictions and aquaria / Anna Aberg -- 29.Object in view: the model of flooded New York / Edmond Mathez -- 30.When the ice breaks: the Arctic in the media / Nina Wormbs -- 31.Displaying the Anthropocene in and beyond museums / Helmuth Trischler -- 32.Dear Matafele Peinem / Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner.
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