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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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(p.3) Preface
Curatorial Conversations

C. Kurt Dewhurst

Marsha Macdowell

University Press of Mississippi

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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