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by Richard Kurin

Reflections of a Culture Broker: A View From the Smithsonian download ebook
ISBN:
156098757X
ISBN13:
978-1560987574
Author:
Richard Kurin
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Smithsonian Institution Press; 1st edition (November 17, 1997)
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315 pages
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1393 kb
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Reflections of a Culture. Intending to present a sorely needed casebook of professional practice for "culture brokers," Kurin offers a descriptive and analytic view of the process by which various types of major cultural presentations such as exhibits, museums, and festivals are developed, enacted, and situated.

Reflections of a Culture Broker: A View from the Smithsonian (Washington, . Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997). Treasures of the Smithsonian (New York: Wings Books/Random House, 1983)

Reflections of a Culture Broker: A View from the Smithsonian (Washington, . --. Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Culture Of, By, and For the People (Washington, . Smithsonian Institution, 1998). Leon, Warren, and Roy Rosenzweig, eds. History Museums in the United States: A Critical Assessment (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois, 1989). Treasures of the Smithsonian (New York: Wings Books/Random House, 1983). Pearce, Susan . ed. Interpreting Objects and Collections (London and New York: Routledge, 1994).

Reflections of a Culture Broker book. Is culture brokered like stocks, real estate, or marriage? In this engaging book, Richard Kurin shows that cultures are also mediated and indeed brokered by countries, organizations, communities, and individuals - all with their own vision of the truth and varying abilities to impose it on others. Drawing on his diverse experiences in producing exhibitions and public prog Is culture brokered like stocks, real estate, or marriage?

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View from the Smithsonian. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997.

Reflections of a Culture Broker : A View from the Smithsonian. Drawing on his diverse experiences in producing exhibitions and public programs, the Smithsonian's Richard Kurin challenges culture brokers-museum professionals, filmmakers, journalists, festival producers, scholars, et. to reveal more clearly the nature of their interpretations. Kurin discusses the ethical and technical problems faced by anyone charged with representing culture in a public forum.

Is culture brokered like stocks, real estate, or marriage?

Is culture brokered like stocks, real estate, or marriage? In this engaging book, Richard Kurin shows that cultures are. You're getting the VIP treatment! With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items. Your Shopping Cart is empty. There are currently no items in your Shopping Cart. Published 1997 by Smithsonian Institution Press in Washington, .

RICHARD KURIN is the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution

RICHARD KURIN is the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution. A former Fulbright fellow with a P. from the University of Chicago, he is the author of The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects; Madcap May: Mistress of Myth, Men, and Hope; and Reflections of a Culture Broker: A View from the Smithsonian. Kurin has been awarded the Smithsonian Secretary’s Gold Medal for Exceptional Service and the American Folklore Society’s Botkin Prize for lifetime achievement. Also by RICHARD KURIN. See all. Praise for The Smithsonian's History.

Is culture brokered like stocks, real estate, or marriage? In this engaging book, Richard Kurin shows that cultures are also mediated and indeed brokered by countries, organizations, communities, and individuals -- all with their own vision of the truth and varying abilities to impose it on others. Drawing on his diverse experiences in producing exhibitions and public programs, Kurin challenges culture brokers -- defined broadly to include museum professionals, film-makers, journalists, festival producers, and scholars of many disciplines -- to reveal more clearly the nature of their interpretations, to envision the ways in which their messages can "play" to different audiences, and to better understand the relationship between knowledge, art, politics, and entertainment. The book documents a variety of cases in which the Smithsonian has brokered culture for the American public: a planned exhibit on Jerusalem had to balance both Israeli and Palestinian agendas; debates over the 1996 Olympic Arts Festival presented differing visions of the American South; and the National Air and Space Museum's controversial display of the Enola Gay prompted the Smithsonian to re-examine the role of national museums. Arguing that cultural exhibits reflect a series of decisions about representing someone, someplace, and something, Reflections of a Culture Broker discusses the ethical and technical problems faced by not only those who practice in a museum setting but also anyone charged with representing culture in a public forum.