Art of Benin

Topics: Museum, British Museum, Benin Bronzes Pages: 47 (15754 words) Published: July 2, 2013
MUSEUMS AND THEIR VOICES A CONTEMPORARY STUDY OF THE BENIN BRONZES

WRITTEN BY Charlotta Dohlvik SUPERVISORS Staffan Lundén and Peter Davis

Master’s Dissertation, May 2006 International Museum Studies, Museion, Göteborg University

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ABSTRACT........................................................................................................................................................... 4 1. BACKGROUND ............................................................................................................................................... 4 1.1 INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................................................. 4 1.2 MANY HISTORICAL ACCOUNTS ...................................................................................................................... 6 1.3 LIMITED IN NUMBER BUT GEOGRAPHICALLY SCATTERED .............................................................................. 7 1.4 FOCUS ON REPRESENTATION AND ACCESSIBILITY ......................................................................................... 8 2. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK ................................................................................................................ 10 2.1 CULTURAL REPRESENTATIONS: AN INTRODUCTORY NOTE .......................................................................... 10 2.2 THE DEBATE OVER REPRESENTATION .......................................................................................................... 11 2.3 APPROACHES TO EXHIBITING AND DISPLAY................................................................................................. 12 2.4 ACCESSIBILITY ............................................................................................................................................ 13 3. SCOPE AND PURPOSE ................................................................................................................................ 15 3.1 THE PRESENT TIME ...................................................................................................................................... 15 3.2 PUBLIC DISPLAYS: MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND WEB PAGES ......................................................................... 15 3.3 A PARTICULAR CATEGORY OF OBJECTS ....................................................................................................... 16 3.4 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ................................................................................................................................ 16 4. METHODOLOGY.......................................................................................................................................... 17 4.1 GENERAL APPROACH ................................................................................................................................... 17 4.2 QUESTIONNAIRE STUDY .............................................................................................................................. 17 4.2.1 Some advantages and disadvantages.................................................................................................. 17 4.2.2 The respondents.................................................................................................................................. 18 4.2.3 The questions ...................................................................................................................................... 19 4.3 WEB SEARCH ............................................................................................................................................... 19 4.4 QUALITATIVE INTERVIEW AND OBSERVATION ............................................................................................. 19 4.5 THE USE OF SECONDARY SOURCES .............................................................................................................. 20 5. HISTORY AND...

References: Freyer 1987, p. 9-10. Greenfield 1995, p. 120. 60 Statens etnografiska museum, Stockholm / Etnografiska museet, Göteborg, 1947. 61 Freyer 1987, p. 18. 62 Nevadomsky 2005, p. 74.
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