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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Indigenous Museum, Objects, Cultural Heritage and Reconnaissance Policies [Commission on Museums and Cultural Heritage-COMACH]


Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: 28 Aug 11:00 - 15:30


Room 3.130

Cultural heritage is the main theme of this panel which intends to discuss the relationship between property rights of artifacts, but also territory and resources and stories about the mediators of knowledge, including ethics, politics and stories of recognition, as well as their potential of the transformation of museum practices of indigenous peoples, based on recent experiences in traditional museum institutions. The presentations will address issues related to Amerindian collections, analyzing cultural heritage strategies linked to these objects and issues related to broader claims of indigenous peoples' rights. It also aims to discuss recent experiences with conservation practices and exhibitions, promoting debate in venues where current museum discussions are blurring the traditional perception between ethnographic and art museums. The purpose of this panel is also to create a dialogue between museum professionals and Amerindians peoples by examining the dimensions of intrinsic ethics and politics, and stories of recognition often overlooked in current museum practices.


  • P 27.1
    • Dr. Athias, Renato (UFPE)
    • Dr. Gomes, Alexandre (NEPE/UFPE)
    • Dr. De Robert, Pascale (IRD/France)
  • P 27.2
    • Dr. Athias, Renato (UFPE)
    • Dr. Gomes, Alexandre (NEPE/UFPE)
    • Dr. De Robert, Pascale (IRD/France)

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This paper looks into various aspects of cultural spectacles and festivals to understand various nuances. Cultural spectacles are generally cultural performances celebrated by a community where material and non-material cultural objects are presented for the outside world. It can be best defined as where a group represent themselves for its own members and to the non-members. Such spectacles give ... More
Presented by Dr. Prafulla NATH on 28/8/2019 at 11:40
Cultural heritage is passed on from generation to generation and refers to the customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values of a community. Heritage is therefore frequently described and measured in terms of significance, things that give meaning to everyday life, carried on from the past to the future. This paper/presentation will focus on two indigenous Culture Heritage ... More
Presented by Dr. Karsten KRUEGER on 28/8/2019 at 11:20
Dialoging between anthropology and art history, I seek to analyze the resonance of Yanomami culture in contemporary art. The objective is understanding the ways of exposing this culture, its impact on the struggle for the preservation of their territory and the recognition of this group. First of all, I propose an analysis of the photographic work of Claudia Andujar, who lived for many year ... More
Presented by Lilian PAPINI on 28/8/2019 at 15:05
Currently working on my PHD thesis in Social anthropology directed by Nicolas Adell at Toulouse university, I analyse the digital potential to spread around museum collections from the Amazonian case. This subject follows my postgraduate researches on ethnographical collections histories, understood as witnesses of exchanges and links between states, institutions and peoples. For this, I am part o ... More
Presented by Anouk DELAITRE on 28/8/2019 at 12:00
The union of terms defining the creation processes of museums of native peoples is something already globally widespread among scientific enviroments and participants to indigenous movements. Also called tribal museums and ethnic museums, we problematize here the concept of indigenous museum together with the analysis of data and processes lived during a long term field research based on a partici ... More
Presented by Dr. Alexandre GOMES on 28/8/2019 at 12:05
The Colam/OPUS research project aims a multidisciplinary and multicultural perspectives on Amazonian collections in French and Brazilian museums. We discuss constitution, circulation, patrimonialisation and trajectories of museums collections as well as their signification in local terms. What motivates, here or there, before or now, collectionning objects? How many meetings, exchanges ans tales o ... More
Presented by Dr. Pascale DE ROBERT on 28/8/2019 at 13:45
There are many ethnographic objects of the upper Rio Negro indigenous peoples exhibited in museums of this indigenous territory of the Uaupés basin. For this presentation I seek to explore issues that are at the interface of museology and ethnology to discribe and analyze the trajectories and displacements of objects that have shamanistic characteristics and that were part of significant mytholog ... More
Presented by Dr. Renato ATHIAS on 28/8/2019 at 14:45
The present paper aimed at identifying the different factors that contributed in the continuity of the Chhowa dance in this specific zone of Eastern India and how it is responsible in developing cohesion in time and space.The socio cultural function examined in terms of prospect and retrospective dimension.The Challenges encountered in the contemporary society are also identified .It is further ob ... More
Presented by Dr. Sudhanshu Mahato MAHATO on 28/8/2019 at 9:00
In october 2016 the exponents of the indigenous populations Tabajara and Tapuio of the comunity of Nazaré (Lagoa de São Francisco, Piauí-BR) created the Museu Indígena ‘Mia Maria’ following an increasing phenomenon in Brazil about the construction of indigenous museums. In the Northeast area they represent an instrument to support the process of ethnic emergency: in the State of Piauí sev ... More
Presented by Anna BOTTESI on 28/8/2019 at 14:25
A apresentação considera o Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi e aborda questões conectadas com a formação, composição e salvaguarda de suas coleções de patrimônios culturais indígenas amazônicos. Serão enfocadas experiências relacionadas com práticas museológicas de documentação e exposição destas coleções, considerando as múltiplas intenções, reivindicações,"olhares" que est ... More
Presented by Dr. Lucia Hussak VAN VELTHEM on 28/8/2019 at 12:20
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