Museums and Maori

Museums and Maori

Heritage Professionals, Indigenous Collections, Current Practice

Conal McCarthy


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This ground-breaking book explores the revolution that's transformed New Zealand museums in recent decades, and is influencing how museums worldwide care for indigenous objects.Drawing on practical examples and interviews with professionals from all kinds of institutions, Dr Conal McCarthy lifts the lid on current practice. How do museum professionals deal with the indigenous objects in their care from day to day? How do they engage with tribal communities? How do they meet the needs of visitors, as well as these communities?The first critical study of its kind, Museums and Maori is an indispensible resource for professionals, students, academics, and museum supporters.