Title: Museum Cooperation between Africa and Europe
Subtitle: A New Field for Museum Studies
Authors: Thomas Laely, Marc Meyer, Raphael Schwere
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Bielefeld, Germany 2018
ISBN 9783837643817 / ISBN 978-3-8376-4381-7
Softcover, 16 x 24 cm, 217 pages, several colour images
At a time of major transformations in the conditions and self-conceptions of cultural history and ethnological museums worldwide, it has become increasingly important for these museums to engage in cooperative projects. This book, Museum Cooperation between Africa and Europe, brings together insights and analyses of a wide variety of approaches to museum cooperation from different expert perspectives. Featuring a variety of African and European points of view and providing detailed empirical evidence, it establishes a new field of museological study and provides some suggestions for future museum practice.
List of Figures
Heterodoxy and the internationalisation and Regionalisation of Museums and Museology
A Foreword by Anthony Shelton
Building a Critical Museology in Africa
A Foreword by Ciraj Rassool
1. Rethinking Museum Cooperation between Africa and Europe. Do we need a new paradigm?
Thomas Laely, Marc Meyer, Raphael Schwere
PART I: MAPPING THE FIELD - THE HISTORY AND CONTEXT OF MUSEUM COOPERATION BETWEEN AFRICA AND EUROPE
2. Connected by History, Divided by Reality.
Eliminating Suspicion and Promoting Cooperation between African and European Museums
George Okello Abungu
3. Cooperation between European and African Museums: A Paradigm for Demusealisation?
PART II: LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS - RELATIONS OF PARTNERSHIP?
4. Shifting Knowledge Boundaries in Museums. Museum Objects, Local Communities and Curatorial Shifts in African Museums
5. Who Shapes the Museum? Exploring the Impact of International Networks on Contemporary East African Museums
6. The Road to Reconciliation. Museum Practice, Community Memorials and Collaborations in Uganda
Nelson Adebo Abiti
7. The Junod Collection. A new Generation of Cooperation between Europe and Africa
Cynthia Kros and Anneliese Mehnert
8. The Africa Accessioned Network. 'Museum Collections make Connections' between Europe and Africa: A Case Study of Finland and Namibia
9. The Hazina Exhibition. Challenges and Lessons for International Museum Collaboration
10. Artworks Abroad. Ugandan Art in German Collections
PART IV: CRITIQUE AND EVALUATION OF MUSEUM COOPERATION
11. New Considerations in Afro-European Museum Cooperation in Africa. The Examples of PREMA and Other Initiatives in Ghana
Kwame Amoah Labi
12. Investigating Museum Development in Africa: From Museum Cooperation to the Appropriation of Praxis
Emery Patrick Effiboley
13. Conservation and Restoration as a Challenge for Museum Cooperation. The Case of the Palace Museum in Foumban, Cameroon
14. What are the Opportunities, Challenges and Modalities for African and European Museum Cooperation?
List of Contributors