Post-colonialism: Dead or Alive?

How Indigenous Peoples Voices are represented in rock art at National Museums

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Session: Experiences of Colonisation: Rock art as a ‘subaltern’ narrative of Indigenous and First Nation Peoples lived experiences during colonial times.

This article extends the discussion of rock art to the context of its representation in national museums. The article is based on five-years of doctoral research involving four museums on three different continents. National museums need to be sensitive to the complexities of representing cultural identities; however, too often narratives are conveyed through Eurocentric voices, which limits their social capital. Combining the theories of social semiotics and cultural historical activity theory, a model was developed to assess the process of representation, the Zone of Mediational Knowledge, which is viable for practitioners of rock art and museums alike. Western knowledge and Indigenous Peoples knowledge differ and acknowledges both tangible and intangible heritage. Collaborating with source communities needs to be an active part of the curating process and of an archaeologist’s process of the contextual understanding of objects. The study found three out of the four museums had little or no representation of rock art. In conclusion, the national voice influenced what narratives were presented and the extent the Indigenous Peoples voices were empowered in the process of representation of their culture and history, especially their history during and after colonisation.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel20th International Rock Art Congress IFRAO 2018 - Book of Abstracts : Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
RedaktørerMarisa Giorgi, Ludwig Jaffe, Valeria Damioli, Paolo Medici
Antal sider1
Udgivelses stedCapo di Ponte, Italy
ForlagEdizioni Del Centro
Publikationsdato1 jul. 2018
Sider170
ISBN (Trykt)978-88-86621-41-0
StatusUdgivet - 1 jul. 2018
Begivenhed20th International Rock Art Congress - Darfo, Italien
Varighed: 29 aug. 20182 sep. 2018
http://www.ifrao.com/ifrao2018/

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Konference20th International Rock Art Congress
LandItalien
ByDarfo
Periode29/08/201802/09/2018
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Cole, A. J. (2018). Post-colonialism: Dead or Alive? How Indigenous Peoples Voices are represented in rock art at National Museums. I M. Giorgi, L. Jaffe, V. Damioli, & P. Medici (red.), 20th International Rock Art Congress IFRAO 2018 - Book of Abstracts: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants (s. 170). Capo di Ponte, Italy: Edizioni Del Centro .
Cole, Anne Jodon. / Post-colonialism: Dead or Alive? How Indigenous Peoples Voices are represented in rock art at National Museums. 20th International Rock Art Congress IFRAO 2018 - Book of Abstracts: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. red. / Marisa Giorgi ; Ludwig Jaffe ; Valeria Damioli ; Paolo Medici. Capo di Ponte, Italy : Edizioni Del Centro , 2018. s. 170
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Cole, AJ 2018, Post-colonialism: Dead or Alive? How Indigenous Peoples Voices are represented in rock art at National Museums. i M Giorgi, L Jaffe, V Damioli & P Medici (red), 20th International Rock Art Congress IFRAO 2018 - Book of Abstracts: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. Edizioni Del Centro , Capo di Ponte, Italy, s. 170, Darfo, Italien, 29/08/2018.

Post-colonialism: Dead or Alive? How Indigenous Peoples Voices are represented in rock art at National Museums. / Cole, Anne Jodon.

20th International Rock Art Congress IFRAO 2018 - Book of Abstracts: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. red. / Marisa Giorgi; Ludwig Jaffe; Valeria Damioli; Paolo Medici. Capo di Ponte, Italy : Edizioni Del Centro , 2018. s. 170.

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