developments of the above-mentioned new museology, such critics have
questioned the established division between art museums (as display-
ing ‘art’) and ethnological museums (as displaying ‘artifacts’ taken as
representatives of an ‘entire culture’) (MUTTENTHALER/WONISCH
2006: 36). Artists of color reject such “burden[s] of representation”
Fig. 2: Sandals (Pair) & Usambara Violets, Amani, 20th Century, MARKK, Hamburg 2019
(Photo by Paul Schimweg/MARKK 2019).
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(SCHMITT-LINSENHOFF 2005: 19, 22) as being on display
for posterity. Understanding the
abominable intangible legacies of caste, race, ethnicity, dowry, child
marriages, and discrimination is a way that we can decolonize Indian
heritage and build inclusive and resilient communities. Most of the mu-
seum discourse on inclusion, as elsewhere in the world, has become rhe-
torical and repositioning a ‘Self and the Other’ engagement. Reinventing
the colonial ‘white man’s burden of civilizing the natives,’ ‘them’ as the
objects of our interpretations continues in the renaming of colonial mu-
seums of ethnology as in the
interested in anthropological and ethnological issues usually go to the
villages and spend time living inside the community, even sharing a fam-
ily’s house, and there learn the language, ways of cooking, social and fa-
miliar behaviors, handicrafts, and other local practices. For those spend-
ing less time in the state, there is an extraordinary offer of ready-to-sell
artisan products in the city.
In recent years, some indigenous groups have established their ware-
houses or shops in the capital city to sell their artisan production di-
rectly without intermediaries
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work, WereldCulturenMuseum Nederland, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Humboldt Fo-
rum Berlin, British Museum, Linden-Museum Stüttgart, Royal Pavilion and Museums
Brighton and Hove, Smithsonian African Art Museum, and Musée des Civilisations
4 Specifically, members of COMRAF, Groupe de six, AfricaTube, and BAMKO/CRAN.
5 Members include the directors of Museum Dr. Guislain Gent, Red Star Line Museum
Antwerpen, In Flanders Fields Museum Ieper, Kazerne Dossin Mechelen, Royal Muse-
um of Central