Museum Cooperation between Africa and Europe

A New Field for Museum Studies

Edited by Thomas Laely, Marc Meyer, and Raphael Schwere

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Museum Cooperation between Africa and Europe

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Pub Date: August 2019

ISBN: 9783837643817

272 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Museum Cooperation between Africa and Europe

A New Field for Museum Studies

Edited by Thomas Laely, Marc Meyer, and Raphael Schwere

Transcript-Verlag

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 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.

About the Author

Thomas Laely holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and specialized in African and museum studies. He is the deputy head of the Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Marc Meyer is a social and cultural anthropologist, currently working as project coordinator and assistant curator at the Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Raphael Schwere is a social and cultural anthropologist working on human-animal relations, material culture of disability, and museums in the Horn of Africa and East Africa. He is a PhD student and lecturer at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, where he works at the Ethnographic Museum.