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Curatorial ConversationsCultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival$
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Olivia Cadaval, Sojin Kim, and Diana Baird N'Diaye

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496805980

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.001.0001

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date: 21 April 2018

Epilogue

Epilogue

Reflection-Projection

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(p.315) Epilogue
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Curatorial Conversations
Author(s):

James Early

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0017

The epilogue is by James Early, former director of cultural heritage at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural. His long tenure extends across his experiences as a graduate student researcher in the 1970s, supportive assistant secretary, curator, international spokesperson, mentor, and champion of the Festival’s potential for advancing cultural democracy. In this piece, he reflects on the Festival's past and legacies and looks forward, raising questions about future inclinations and directions.

Keywords:   Cultural Democracy, Cultural Heritage Policy, Intercultural Dialogue, Ralph Rinzler, Social Justice

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