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Какво казват за себе си музеите: емическа интерпретация в музеите
What They Say About Themselves: Emic Interpretation in Museums

Author(s): Emmie Pappa Eddy
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Museology & Heritage Studies, Customs / Folklore, Library and Information Science, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: museums; interpretation; inclusion; diversity; representation; United States history; emic analysis

Summary/Abstract: As we hear increasing demands to include more diverse voices in our institutions can find inspiration in museums that were made by and for the communities they serve. This article presents two such museums in the United States, the National GreatBlacks In Wax Museum and the Burlesque Hall of Fame, where the founders built their own venues for cultural representation. These sites rely on emic interpretation as visitors are given tours by members of the communities whose culture is on display, providing representation, education, and visitor engagement.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 367-384
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bulgarian