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The witness as object : video testimony in memorial museums

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The witness as object : video testimony in memorial museums
Call No: 907.2 J79w

Call Number907.2 J79w
Dates2018; ©2018
Statement of ResponsibilitySteffi De Jong.
Summary"In recent years, historical witnessing has emerged as a category of 'museum object.' Audiovisual recordings of interviews with individuals remembering events of historical importance are now integral to the collections and research activities of museums. They have also become important components in narrative and exhibition design strategies. With a focus on Holocaust museums, this study scrutinizes for the first time the new global phenomenon of the 'musealization' of the witness to history, exploring the processes, prerequisites, and consequences of the transformation of video testimonies into exhibits." —Back cover
Contents
  1. The Witness to History: Conceptual Clarifications
  2. Genealogy: The Mediation of the Witness to History as a Carrier of Memory
  3. Collecting: Turning Communicative Memory into Cultural Memory
  4. Exhibiting: The Witness to History as a Museum Object
  5. Communicating: Witnesses to History as Didactic Tools
Physical Description ix, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Berghahn
SeriesMuseums and collections ; Volume 10
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 251–265) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2018 by Barbara & Herb Silber: "In memory of Esther z'l & Leon Kaufman z'l, Schindler Holocaust Survivors; in honour of their daughter Lyliane Thal on her 70th birthday, whose infinite love for her beautiful parents continues to live in her heart."