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Taking care of difference in museums
Billie Lythberg, Wayne Ngata and Amiria Salmond

Society, special issue ‘Museum ­education today: synergies and innovations in multicultural contexts’, 13:2 (2015), 195–220.  4 We do not mean to suggest that Paikea’s figure is a mere pawn in the schemes of people, rather than (at least partially) driving the process himself. This point may easily be lost on those unaccustomed to regarding people like Toi Hauiti as the living face of ancestors; most of whom would be inclined to understand the process in terms of present-day strategic social constructions or cultural inventiveness, applied to an obviously inert

in Curatopia
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Audiences and objects
Samuel J.M.M. Alberti

make-up of the University and the city. Attendees, like members of learned societies, were not passive audiences members but rather active participants in the social construction of the Museum in their engagement with personnel and objects alike. The same notable citizenry came to see and be seen in the Museum as they did in the Art Gallery, the Town Hall and at the Hallé Orchestra. The soirée attendee, the learned society member, the enquirer and even the researcher were only to a certain extent active participants in the Museum. Another community transgressed the

in Nature and culture