Museums and Multiculturism

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Museums and Multiculturism
Museums are usually thought of as none-problematic places. They are seen as sites of accumulated knowledge where people can go and learn about the world as it is and how it was in the past. However, there has been a growing criticism of museums and other supposed institutions of facts. They are increasingly being recognized as places were ideology is created where the supposed facts are used to create a biased interpretation of the world. For example, in Colonialism and the Object Tim
Barringer
et al argue that museums are the site where colonialism and objects untie. The result is a snapshot of a world that never really existed. This world is an alternative one built upon the ideologies of colonial powers in the...
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.....roblematic in our multicultural society because they are based upon a colonial model from the nineteenth century. However, by simply displaying people from different cultures in a normalized way museums might regain their relevance in the 21st Century.
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