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Modern museums in the palaces of the western Grassfields, Cameroon

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T14:39:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T14:39:59Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-24 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10530
dc.description.abstract This paper suggests that the recent interest in modern museums in the palaces of the Grassfields is obscurely associated with the need to transform the palaces and, more importantly to address the multiple problems plaguing the royal treasury or traditional palace museums. The paper argues that unlike the royal treasury, the modern museum is significant, partly because it constitutes a democratic space, and partly because it articulates and can be associated with the irony of change and continuity. The findings are based on qualitative data collected from documents and from ethnographic studies on the emergence of modern museums across the region. The paper has contributed to the scholarship on Cameroon, and, in particular, extended Michael Rowlands' (2008) seminal work on curating postcolonial pasts in the Grassfields by unveiling the modern museum as a democratic lens through which to view the undemocratic royal treasury. The study suggests among others, the need for the Grassfields population to embrace the modern museum - and to see it as a continuation of the royal treasury. The practical implication is to tailor the modern museum to the socio-cultural needs of the target population-particularly women and youths since they are generally excluded from the activities of the royal treasury. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject MUSEUMS en
dc.subject CAMEROON en
dc.title Modern museums in the palaces of the western Grassfields, Cameroon en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 29(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Afrika Focus en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9558 en
dc.PageNumber 21-37 en
dc.outputnumber 8413 en
dc.bibliographictitle Fubah, M.A. (2016) Modern museums in the palaces of the western Grassfields, Cameroon. <i>Afrika Focus</i>. 29(2):21-37. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Fubah, M.A. en

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