Chaired by
Sharon Macdonald (Sociology, University of York, United Kingdom)

  • Avril Alba (Biblical/Jewish Studies, University of Sydney, Australia)
    “The Sacred Secular Museum"
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  • Mariam Banahi (Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA)
    History on Display: Exhumations and Emergence in Mlita
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  • Samuel Coavoux (Sociology, Centre Max Weber, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France)
    “Does art make sense? Reception studies from interpretation to attention”
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  • Veronica Davidov (Anthropology, Leiden University, The Netherlands)
    Curating Culture In Situ: The Political and Cultural Possibilities of an Indigenous Museum in an Indigenous Community
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  • Rebecca Clare Dolgoy (Modern Languages, University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
    Objects and their Frames: Berlin’s Neues Museum
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  • Karma Frierson (Anthropology, University of Chicago, USA)
    The Perks of Being a Cultural Platypus: Presumptions of Political Efficacy in The African Presence in México
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  • Isilay Gürsü (Management/Development of Cultural Heritage, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy)
    Putting the Pieces Together: What would the Finished Puzzle Tell?
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  • Katarzyna Jagodzinska (Art History/Museum Studies, International Cultural Centre/Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)
    Museum’s New Function? Displaying the World and its Current Issues in Polish Art Museums
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  • Duane Jethro (Anthropology/Religious Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    ‘Freedom Park, A Heritage Destination’: Aesthetics of Persuasion and Heritage as Sensational Form”
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  • Philip Kelleher (Art History, State University of Binghamton, USA)
    "Fashion Moda and the Politics of Seeing Difference"
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  • Nina Poulsen (Anthropology, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
    This is not an Art World: The Art World on Display
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  • Srdjan Radovic (Socio-cultural Anthropology, Institute of Ethnography SASA, Belgrade, Serbia)
    Old Heritage at New Display: Transformations of Two Museums under Post-Socialist Circumstances
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  • Louise Ryan (Museum/Cultural Studies, University of Western Sydney, Australia)
    “Modern Museums as Tourist Destinations: MONA: a ‘Subversive Adult Disneyland at the End of the World’?
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  • Alexander Scott (History, Lancaster University, United Kingdom)
    ‘We and the World’: Trade, Travel and the Liverpool Museum, c. 1851-1914
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  • Medeine Tribinevicius (Writer and Curator, South Africa/Canada)
    "Back in the USSR, You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are: Re-Experiencing the Communist Reality in Lithuanian Museums"
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  • Anne Winkler (Sociology, University of Alberta, Canada)
    East German Everyday Life in the Museum: Amateurism, Memory and the Senses
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