Africa and France: Postcolonial Cultures, Migration, and by Dominic Thomas

By Dominic Thomas

This stimulating and insightful booklet unearths how elevated keep watch over over immigration has replaced cultural and social creation in theater, literature, or even museum building. Dominic Thomas's research unravels the advanced cultural and political realities of long-standing mobility among Africa and Europe. Thomas questions the try to position strict limits on what it ability to be French or ecu and provides a feeling of what needs to take place to lead to a renewed feel of integration and international Frenchness.

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It is Museology and Globalization 19 important therefore that museum policy is responsive to this possibility. 3 Restitution of Cultural Property. In thinking about the multidimensionality of the postcolonial era, several strategies have emerged with which to confront colonial history: (1) the willingness to rethink the ownership of museum holdings within the context of reckoning with acquisition procedures, (2) responding to the repositioning of museological agendas from aesthetic to political ones,20 (3) privileging the experiential (in exhibits such as Hackney Museum’s exhibition “Abolition ’07”), and (4) narrowing the representational gap between the “us” and the “them” in order to recognize that audiences are also “postcolonial” and that the parameters of the nation-state are no longer the same.

After all, the MQB’s motto is “Là où dialoguent les cultures” (Where cultures communicate or enter into dialogue).

But how can one achieve democracy without people? In conclusion, I would like to juxtapose a number of temporary exhibitions that have been held at the MQB with what we have discussed thus far in relation to the permanent collection. Temporary exhibits have covered a broad range of artistic practices, including sculpture, photography, and print culture. Some of these include Maya: de l’aube au crépuscule [From dawn to dusk] ( June 21–October 10, 2011), La fab- Museology and Globalization 37 riques images [The making of images] (February 16, 2010–July 17, 2011), Dogon (April 5–July 24, 2011), and Maori: leurs trésors ont une âme [Their treasures have a soul] (October 4, 2011–January 22, 2012).

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