What I’m Reading…

Given the difficulties I’ve had finishing the last couple of things I posted on my blog, I thought I’d steal a page from one of my blogging comrades and post a list of the things I’m currently reading. There’s a synthesis of this brewing, but for now, here are some tasty, tasty articles for those of you interested in non-colonial museology.

Bennett, A. J. T. P. K. (2013). MARAE: A whakapapa of the Maori marae. University of Canterbury.

Boast, R. (2011). NEOCOLONIAL COLLABORATION: Museum as Contact Zone Revisited. Museum Anthropology, 34(1), 56–70. doi:10.1111/j.1548-1379.2010.01107.x

Bodo, S., Gibbs, K., & Sani, M. (2009). Museums as places for intercultural dialogue: selected practices from Europe. London: Park Printing Co. Ltd.

Clifford, J. (1997). Museums as Contact Zones. In Routes. Travel and Translation in the Twentieth Century (pp. 188–219).

Duncan, C., & Wallach, A. (1980). The Universal Survey Museum. Art History, 3, 448–469. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8365.1980.tb00089.x

Gere, C. (1997). Museums, contact zones and the Internet. Archives & Museum Infomatics. Retrieved from http://www.archimuse.com/publishing/ichim97/gere.pdf

Hakiwai, A. T. (2014). HE MANA TAONGA , HE MANA TANGATA : MĀORI TAONGA AND THE POLITICS OF MĀORI TRIBAL IDENTITY AND DEVELOPMENT by Arapata Tamati Hakiwai Tuhinga Whakarāpopoto – Abstract, (November).

Jenkins, H. (2006). Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture : Media Education for the 21 Century. Program. Retrieved from http://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45C7E0-A3E0-4B89-AC9C-E807E1B0AE4E%7D/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF

Johnston, P. (n.d.). Global Knowledge in the Early Republic.

Kansa, E. C., Kansa, S. W., & Watrall, E. M. (2011). Archaeology 2.0: New Approaches to Communication and Collaboration. Cotsen Digital Archaeology series. Retrieved from http://escholarship.org/uc/item/1r6137tb

Mccarthy, C. (2013). Museums in a Global World: A Conversation on Museums, Heritage, Nation, and Diversity in a Transnational Age. Advances in Research – Museum, 1(1), 179–194. doi:10.3167/armw.2013.010111

Schorch, P. (2013). Contact Zones, Third Spaces, and the Act of Interpretation. Museum and Society, 11(1), 68–81. Retrieved from http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/museumsociety/documents/volumes/schorch.pdf

Schorch, P. (2014). The Cosmohermeneutics of Migration Encounters at the Immigration Museum , Melbourne, 2(Baur 2009), 81–98. doi:10.3167/armw.2014.020106

Schorch, P. (2013). The experience of a museum space. Museum Management and Curatorship, 28(2), 193–208. doi:10.1080/09647775.2013.776797

Schorch, P. (2009). The reflexive museum: opening the door to behind the scenes. Journal of Museums Aotearoa, 33(1&2), 28–31.

Schorch, P., & Hakiwai, A. (2014). Mana Taonga and the public sphere: A dialogue between Indigenous practice and Western theory. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 17(2), 191–205. doi:10.1177/1367877913482785

Schorch, P., Mccarthy, C., & Hakiwai, A. (2016). Globalizing Māori Museology: Reconceptualizing Engagement, Knowledge, and Virtuality through Mana Taonga. Museum Anthropology, 39(1), 48–69. doi:10.1111/muan.12103

Schorch, P., Walton, J., Priest, N., & Paradies, Y. (2015). Encountering the “Other”: Interpreting Student Experiences of a Multi-Sensory Museum Exhibition. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 36(2), 221–240. doi:10.1080/07256868.2015.1008432

Stuedahl, D. (2015). The Connective Museum. In Museum Communication; Prospects and perspectives. International research conference, Danish Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark 27‐28 August 2015.

Taylor, J., & Gibson, L. K. (2016). Digitisation, digital interaction and social media: embedded barriers to democratic heritage. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 7258(May), 1–13. doi:10.1080/13527258.2016.1171245

Tauhere Connections. (2016).


  1. I am curious as to how each of us defines “culture”. I like to think it of it broadly: so, indeed “participatory culture” (in museums), “minecraft culture”, “popular culture”, “mathematical culture”, etc. and not only culture that is tied to a specific ethnic group. I sense another blog entry coming on for Creative Automata.


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