Advertisement

Temporary Exhibitions: Changing Perspectives

  • Robert Aldrich

Abstract

Museums devoted to fine arts, ethnography, the military or other themes are repositories of art, artefacts and objects considered sacred by groups that wish to commemorate their history and culture. However, museums alter dramatically as old institutions close and new ones open, acquisitions are made and occasionally objects are ‘deaccessioned’, collections rotate from storage rooms to galleries, and curatorial policies change. The metamorphosis reflects evolving attitudes towards the themes and items on display, as well as the form of presentation: the result is regular rearrangement of ‘permanent’ exhibitions.

Keywords

Collective Memory Colonial Period Bare Bosom Colonial History Colonial Past 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Notes

  1. 2.
    Bibliothèque Forney, Négripub: L’Image des Noirs dans la publicité depuis un siècle (Paris, 1986).Google Scholar
  2. 6.
    Centre des archives d’outre-mer, L’Empire du sport: Les sports dans les anciennes colonies françaises (Aix-en-Provence, 1992).Google Scholar
  3. 9.
    Stéphane Guégan, Vincent Pomarède and Louis-Antoine Prat, Chassériau, un autre romantisme (Paris, 2002), pp. 234–238.Google Scholar
  4. 10.
    Roger Benjamin, Renoir and Algeria (New Haven, 2003).Google Scholar
  5. 1.
    Gilles Baud Berthier, Commerce d’Asie: Autochromes et noir et blanc, 1908–1927 (Boulogne-Billancourt, 1994)Google Scholar
  6. 15.
    Centre des Archives d’Outre-Mer, L’Empire du sport (Aix-en-Provence, 1992).Google Scholar
  7. 16.
    Raymond Noulens (ed.), Les Spahis, cavaliers de l’armée d’Afrique (Paris, 1997), pp. 9, 82–84.Google Scholar
  8. 17.
    Jay Winter, ‘Public History and the “Historial” Project, 1986–1998’, in Sarah Blowen, Marion Demossier and Jeanine Picard (eds), Recollections of France: Memories, Identities and Heritage in Contemporary France (Oxford, 2000), pp. 52–67.Google Scholar
  9. 19.
    Historial de la Grande Guerre, Mémoires d’outre-mer: Les colonies et la Première guerre mondiale (Péronne, 1996); quotations from pp. 4, 5, 64.Google Scholar
  10. 21.
    Musée de la Corse, Corse, colonies (n.p., 2002).Google Scholar
  11. 22.
    Ministère de l’Outre-Mer, Les Affiches des Expositions coloniales françaises, 1894–1944 (Paris, 1996), quotations from pp. 7 (Pierre-Michel Antuoro), 3 (Jean-Jacques de Peretti).Google Scholar
  12. 23.
    Robert Aldrich and John Connell, France’s Overseas Frontier: Départements et Territoires d’Outre-Mer (Cambridge, 1992).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 24.
    Robert Deville and Nicolas Georges, Les Départements d’Outre-Mer: L’Autre décolonisation (Paris, 1996).Google Scholar
  14. 25.
    Catherine Trautmann, ‘Introduction’, Tropiques métis: Mémoires et cultures de Guadeloupe, Guyane, Martinique, Réunion (Paris, 1998), pp. 13–14.Google Scholar
  15. 27.
    Emmanuel de Roux, ‘Marcel Griaule, inlassable limier du fait ethnologique’, Le Monde, 4 December 1998, p. 27.Google Scholar
  16. 30.
    Henri Marchai, Roger Boulay and Emmanuel Kasarhérou (eds), De Jade et de nacre. Patrimoine artistique kanak (Paris, 1990).Google Scholar
  17. Roger Boulay, Kannibals et vahinés (Paris, 2000).Google Scholar
  18. 33.
    Laurent Gervereau, Jean-Pierre Rioux and Benjamin Stora (eds), La France en Guerre d’Algérie, Novembre 1954-Juillet 1962 (Paris, 1992).Google Scholar
  19. 38.
    Pierre Bourdieu, Images d’Algérie: Une affinité élective (Paris, 2003).Google Scholar
  20. 42.
    Hervé Bourges, interviewed in Histoire et patrimoine, No. 7 (2004).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Robert Aldrich 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Aldrich
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia

Personalised recommendations