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Museums, Ecology, Citizenship

Miller, T. (2015) Museums, Ecology, Citizenship. In: MacDonald, S., Leahy, H.R., Witcomb, A., Message, K., McCarthy, C., Henning, M., Coombes, A.E. and Phillips, R.B., (eds.) The International Handbooks of Museum Studies. Wiley, pp. 139-156.

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This chapter considers the responsibilities of institutions, citizens, workers, and consumers in response to the search by polluters for social licenses to operate via the subvention of museums. Boosterist museums bask in the glow of technological innovation, newness, and subvention, even as they lay claim to the long view of history, art, and objectivity. Arts activism points to a different way forward which involves environmental awareness and workers’ rights.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Wiley
Copyright: © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
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