Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display

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Consists of a series of essays on the relationship between museum display and cultural identity. Includes case studies from the Smithsonian's Festival of American Folklife and the National Museum of American History.


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  • Festival of American Folklife


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The essays in this volume were first presented at a conference, "The Poetics and Politics of Representation," held at the Smithsonian, September 26-28, 1988 with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation.

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