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Critical Museum Theory/ Museum Studies in Canada: A Conversation with Dr. Heather Igloliorte

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Lianne Mctavish, Susan Ashley, Heather Igloliorte, Kirsty Robertson, and Andrea Terry, “Critical Museum Theory/ Museum Studies in Canada: A Conversation,”  Acadiensis: Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region / Revue d’histoire de la region atlantique,  Vol 46, No 2, Summer/Autumn 2017: 223- 241.

https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/Acadiensis/article/view/25957/30173

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Canadian Scholars have been crucial in shaping the active field of critical museum theory/museum studies, with anthropologists, sociologists, historians, art historians, and curators working to challenge and reimagine the educational function, social role, politics, and pedagogy of museums while expanding the very notion of what a “museum” has been in the past and could become in the future. In an effort to reflect on the current state of this field, in this conversation Lianne McTavish poses questions to leading scholars which highlight the issues of particular interest to Canadian museum scholars, which have developed alongside but also in distinction from the burgeoning literature on museums stemming from the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia – all centres of research on museums.




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