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
 
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
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/rogerspub/index.php/tmr/article/view/18
10.33139/tmr.v3i1.18
 
Source The Museum Review; Vol 3 No 1 (2018)
2574-0296
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.sfu.ca/rogerspub/index.php/tmr/article/view/18/18
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Nneamaka Igbonezim
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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