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Preface

Preface

Chapter:
(p.3) Preface
Source:
Curatorial Conversations
Author(s):
C. Kurt DewhurstMarsha Macdowell
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0001

The preface positions the Smithsonian Folklife Festival curatorial process in context of the changing roles of museums and curators in relation to society as well as to issues of authority and the production of knowledge. The authors suggest the similarities and differences between museum exhibitions and festival programs; and how the Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s approaches to interpretation and presentation have provided models that have been adapted into more traditional museum settings and other places.

Keywords:   Advocacy, Collaboration, Community Engagement, Cultural Presentation, Impacts

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