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Human Remains and Museum Practice

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Displays of human remains and bodies hold a fascination for the public.

Multi-author work edited by Jack Lohman and Katherine Goodnow.
Foreword by Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO.
Introduction by Jack Lohman.

Art, Museums and Monuments series
Book, 136 pages, colour and black and white photographs, footnotes, tables
Format: 27 x 21.5 cm
2006

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Displays of human remains and bodies hold a fascination for the public.

Human Remains and Museum Practice explores fundamental issues of collecting and displaying human remains, including ethics, interpretation and repatriation as they apply in different parts of the world.

This volume reflects the controversial discussions that were held at the Museum of London as part of an international symposium on the political and ethical dimensions of the collection and display of human remains in museums.

It represents a second publication devoted to exploring diversity and promoting intercultural dialogue in museum practice. The preceding volume, Challenge and Transformation: Museums in Cape Town and Sydney, addresses the topic of change in museums.






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