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Can museums survive the postmodern? | Keene | Archaeology International

Can museums survive the postmodern?

Suzanne Keene

Abstract

Although archaeologists regard museums as vital repositories of important research materials, museum professionals take a broader view of their role in not only preserving natural and cultural heritage but also of how they could or should be presented, or interpreted, to the public. In this personal view, issues of what museums should be, or seek to be, in a postmodern world are explored.


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How to cite: Keene, S 2005. Can museums survive the postmodern?. Archaeology International 9:36-39, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ai.0910

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Published on 15 August 2005.

ISSN: 2048-4194 | Published by Ubiquity Press | Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.