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Author Phillips, Ruth B. (Ruth Bliss), 1945-
Title Museum pieces : toward the indigenization of Canadian museums / Ruth B. Phillips.
Imprint Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2011.

Author Phillips, Ruth B. (Ruth Bliss), 1945-
Series McGill-Queen's/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation studies in art history ; [7]
McGill-Queen's/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation studies in art history.
Subject Museum exhibits -- Canada.
Museums and Indians -- Canada.
Museums -- Political aspects -- Canada.
Museums -- Social aspects -- Canada.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 376 pages) : illustrations (some color), portraits.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Confrontation and contestation. Undoing the settler museum : showing off and showing up -- "Arrow of truth" : the Indians of Canada pavilion at Expo 67, with Sherry Brydon -- Moment of truth : The Spirit Sings as critical event and the exhibition inside it -- APEC at the Museum of Anthropology : the politics of site and the poetics of sight bite.
pt. 2. Re-disciplining the museum. Exclusions and inclusions : authenticity, sacrality, and possession -- How museums marginalize : naming domains of inclusion and exclusion -- Fielding culture : dialogues between art history and anthropology -- Disappearing acts : traditions of exposure, traditions of enclosure, and the sacrality of Onkwehonwe medicine masks -- Global travels of a Mi'kmaq coat : colonial legacies, repatriation, and the new cosmopolitanism.
pt. 3. Working it out. Indigenizing exhibitions : experiments and practices -- Making space : First Nations artists, the national museums, and the Columbus Quincentennial (1992) -- Cancelling white noise : Gerald McMaster's Savage Graces (1994) -- Threads of the Land at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (1995) -- Toward a dialogic paradigm : new models of collaborative curatorial practice -- Inside-out and outside-in : re-presenting Native North America at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and The National Museum of the American Indian (2003-2004).
pt. 4. Second museum age. Working with hybridity -- From harmony to antiphony : the Indigenous presence in a (future) Portrait Gallery of Canada -- Modes of inclusion : Indigenous art at the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario -- Digital (r)evolution of museum-based research -- "Learning to feed off controversies" : meeting the challenges of translation and recovery in Canadian museums.
Summary Emphasizes the transformative power of museum controversy and analyses shifting ideas about art, authenticity, and power in the modern museum.
Note English.
ISBN 9780773587465 (electronic bk.)
0773587462 (electronic bk.)
0773539050 (bound)
0773539069 (pbk.)
9780773539051 (bound)
9780773539068 (pbk.)
OCLC # 811411349
Additional Format Print version: Phillips, Ruth B. (Ruth Bliss), 1945- Museum pieces. Montréal [Québec] ; Ithaca [N.Y] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2011 9780773539051 (DLC) 2012376158 (OCoLC)719427532

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