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    Digital repatriation of biocultural collections: connecting scientific and indigenous communities of knowledge in Amazonia

    Martins, Luciana (2021) Digital repatriation of biocultural collections: connecting scientific and indigenous communities of knowledge in Amazonia. In: Sunnucks, L.O. and Cooper, J. (eds.) Mapping a New Museum: Politics and Practice of Latin American Research with the British Museum. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 227-234. ISBN 9780367754983.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Mapping a New Museum seeks to rethink the museum’s role in today’s politically conscious world. Presenting a selection of innovative projects that have taken place in Latin America over the last year, the book begins to map out possibilities for the future of the global museum. The projects featured within the pages of this book were all supported by The Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research (SDCELAR) at the British Museum (BM), with the aim of making the BM’s Latin American collections meaningful to communities in the region and others worldwide. These projects illustrate how communities manage cultural heritage and, taken together, they suggest that there is also no all-encompassing counter-narrative that can be used to “decolonise” museums. Reflecting on, and experimenting with, the ways that research happens within museum collections, the interdisciplinary collaborations described within these pages have used collections to tell stories that destabilise societal assumptions, whilst also proactively seeking out that which has historically been overlooked. The result is, the book argues, a research environment that challenges intellectual orthodoxy and values critical and alternative forms of knowledge.

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