Dance and museology: complexities and potential relevance in the Nigerian context

The Museum Review

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Title Dance and museology: complexities and potential relevance in the Nigerian context
Creator Igbonezim, Nneamaka
Subject Museum; Nigeria; museum studies; museum research
Museum; dance; Igboamaka; museuming dance; Igbo Ukwu; Nigeria
Description “Museuming dance” refers to the collection and preservation of dance as heritage in the museum, safeguarding dance as a museum object. Inspired by the originally Western notion of curating dance in the museum, this paper looks at the possibilities of museuming dance in an African context. The preservation of traditional dances in the museum could imply the diminishing of the dances’ meanings to the local practitioners. To tackle this issue, it is possible to problematize the term “museum,” taking into cognizance its relevance, functions, advantages, and disadvantages. This paper also examines tangible and intangible heritage in relation to UNESCO’s 2003 Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). Finally, certain steps are proposed in order to achieve a dance/museology relationship that could boost museum activities and increase museum visitor numbers in Nigeria.
Publisher Rogers Publishing Corporation NFP
Date 2018-01-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source The Museum Review; Vol 3, No 1 (2018)
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Nneamaka Igbonezim

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