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Author Harker, Richard J. W., author.

Title Museum Diplomacy Transnational Public History and the U.S. Department of State / Richard J.W. Harker
Published Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2020
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
Series Public history in historical perspective
Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Cover -- Series -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- Note on Quotations -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. "State Department Museums"? -- The Convergence and Divergence of Public Diplomacy and Public History -- Chapter 2. "Afghan on Top and American on Bottom" -- Exploring Minority Identity through Dialogue with War-Torn Afghanistan -- Chapter 3. Beyond an "Imperialist Undertaking"? -- Negotiating Transnational Public History Pedagogy -- Chapter 4. Activating Sites of Conscience
Addressing Shared Silences within Parallel Public Histories -- Conclusion -- Statement on Methodology -- Appendix: Museums Connect Projects, 2008-2016 -- Notes -- Index -- Back Cover
Summary "The Museums Connect program stands at the intersection of transnational public history and international diplomacy. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the American Alliance of Museums, this program partners U.S. museums and non-U.S. museums in projects designed to foster community collaboration and engagement. Museum Diplomacy focuses on three Museums Connect projects arranged between the United States and South Africa, Morocco, and Afghanistan, respectively. Utilizing a diverse range of oral interviews, Richard J. W. Harker explores how museums negotiate national boundaries, institutional and local histories, and post-9/11 geopolitical interests. Working in different political and professional contexts, museum partners have built community-driven collaborative exhibitions and projects that tell transnational stories. As more historic sites and museums seek to surmount social, cultural, and economic barriers between themselves and their communities in their exhibitions and programming, the Museums Connect program provides important lessons on how to overcome entrenched hierarchies of power in public history"-- Provided by publisher
Notes "State Department Museums" : The Convergence and Divergence of Public Diplomacy and Public History -- "Afghan on top and American on the Bottom" : Exploring Minority identity through dialogue with "war-torn Afghanistan" -- Beyond an "Imperialist Undertakin" : Negotiating Transnational Public History Pedagogy -- Activating Sites of Conscience Addressing Shared Silences within Parallel (Public) Histories
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject United States. Department of State -- Museums
International Partnership Among Museums.
United States. Department of State.
Cultural diplomacy -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Cultural diplomacy.
Museum cooperation -- International cooperation
Public history -- International cooperation
Cultural diplomacy.
HISTORY / General
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Project Muse. distributor.
LC no. 2019044477
ISBN 1613767382