Category: Videos

Ko Tawa: Where are the glass cabinets?

A presentation by Paul Tapsell, Chair in Maori Studies and Dean of Te Tumu, the School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand, in the 2010-11 Issues in Museum Studies lecture series. How do we measure an exhibition’s...

Difficult Heritage

Sharon Macdonald, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester, England How does a city and a nation deal with a legacy of perpetrating atrocity? How are contemporary identities negotiated and shaped in the face of concrete reminders of such a past? What are the...

Beyond “Body Worlds”: Ethics and the Public Display of Anatomical Specimens

A lecture by Robert Juette, the second presentation in the Winter 2007 lecture series, Exhibiting Controversy: From Mapplethorpe to “Body Worlds” and Beyond. “Body Worlds,” an exhibit developed by Gunther von Hagens, scientific director of the Institute for Plastination in Heidelberg, Germany, displays human...