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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: 'Veil' and the politics of community exhibiting: some thoughts from Glasgow
Author(s): Munro, Ealasaid
Keywords: community
curator
engagement
exhibition
museum
outreach
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2013
Citation: Munro E (2013) 'Veil' and the politics of community exhibiting: some thoughts from Glasgow, Cultural Geographies, 20 (2), pp. 243-248.
Abstract: This paper is broadly concerned with community engagement as a facet of museum practice. The paper offers a reading of a community exhibition entitled Curious, held at St Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art in the city of Glasgow. I take the reader on a tour of the exhibition, offering insights into its form and function. I show how community exhibitions can pose challenges to traditional museum practice by disrupting taken-for-granted assumptions about curatorial authority, and I emphasize both the range of meanings that can be attached to museum objects and the radical potential of including non-expert knowledge in the creation of displays and exhibitions. I also argue, however, that community exhibitions may be understood as poor relations to traditionally curated exhibits, and that curatorial authority is still key to the production of museum displays.
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474474012456953
Rights: Ealasaid Munro, ‘Veil’ and the politics of community exhibiting: some thoughts from Glasgow, Cultural Geographies (Vol 20, Issue 2, 2013) pp. 243-248. Copyright © The Author 2012. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

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