Contributors to this volume examine and illustrate struggles and collaborations among museums, festivals, tourism, and historic preservation projects and the communities they represent and serve. Essays include the role of museums in civil society, the history of African-American collections, and experiments with museum-community dialogue about the design of a multicultural society.
Ivan Karp, Christine Mullen Kreamer, and Steven D. Lavine
IVAN KARP is National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Liberal Arts at Emory University and director of the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship. CHRISTINE MULLEN KREAMER is an art historian working in Vietnam and an exhibit developer for the “African Voices” project at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. STEVEN D. LAVINE is the president of the California Institute of the Arts.