Staelens, Y., 2006. The Cultural Crucible, in New Roles and Missions for Museums. In: INTERCOM Symposium, ICOM: New Roles and Missions of Museums, 2 - 4 November 2006, Taipei International Convention Center, Taiwan. (Unpublished)
Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://www.intercom.museum/documents/3-4Staelens.p...
Museums are about people. Museums need to connect with people through embracing their interests, their passions, their very humanity. Without this connection museums have little relevance or purpose in society. Instead, they become merely repositories for a set of curios; funded to what purpose? Value to contemporary society is critical for museum longevity. How can museums achieve this connection in new ways? One route might be to make deeply local connections; to seek ancestors who have made a contribution to culture that has hitherto gone unheralded. The Lost Singers of Somerset project has reclaimed such a heritage for today's consumption. Somerset people gave their songs to Edwardian folk music collector Cecil Sharp, who duly published and promoted them. As the songs went on, in oral culture and elsewhere, the singers' role diminished. This research has re-discovered the song-bearers, and the intangible cultural heritage that they bore. The challenge has been to integrate these discoveries into the realm of museums and the museum audience. Using The Lost Singers project as a case study, this paper explores the idea of the museum as a
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Group:||School of Applied Sciences > Centre for Archaeology, Anthropology and Heritage|
|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||03 Mar 2009 21:12|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:59|
|Repository Staff Only -|
|BU Staff Only -|
|Help Guide -||Editing Your Items in BURO|