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Witness As Object : Video Testimony in Memorial Museums - by Steffi De Jong (Hardcover)

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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.

Number of Pages: 271
Genre: Art, History, Social Science
Series Title: Museums and Collections
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Steffi De Jong
Language: English
Street Date: January 31, 2018
TCIN: 53238504
UPC: 9781785336430
Item Number (DPCI): 248-58-3184

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