Displaced culture: multiculturalism and museology at the National Museum of Australia

Cvoro, Uros (2007) Displaced culture: multiculturalism and museology at the National Museum of Australia. In: Australia—who cares? Australia Research Institute, Perth, Australia, pp. 153-167. ISBN 9781920845308


It is my argument that the National Museum of Australia is similar to Australian 'national' politics of
multiculturalism in that they both engage in 'cultural' debates away from the undisturbed functioning of capitalism as their necessary condition. While they both clearly reflect different kinds of 'cultures', I argue that they both represent narrativisations of a new ideology formation-the ideology of displaced culture.
In what follows, I will briefly map out the history of the National Museum of Australia as a project; and I conclude with an analysis of the cultural and political climate in which the project was finally realised and suggest how the museum was related to the Howard Government's politics of multiculturalism.

Statistics for USQ ePrint 5456
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Author's version unavailable in electronic format. Print copy unable to be ordered for USQ Library as out of print (21/7/2009).
Depositing User: ePrints Administrator
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2009 12:30
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: multiculturalism, museums
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5456

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only