Chapter 26 & 27: Afterwords by Eithne Nightingale and Anthony Alan Shelton

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Lastly, two experienced scholar professionals round off Museum Practice in their afterwords: Anthony A. Shelton, Director of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Coumbia in Vancouver, and Eithne Nightingale, a writer, artist and consultant who worked in the Diversity programme at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Each present short pieces which reflect on their own experience, respond to the contents of the book and the contributions by the authors gathered here, provide their particular perspective on current museum practice, and offer their view of the important issues coming up over the horizon.

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Conal McCarthy has published widely on the historical and contemporary Māori engagement with museums, including the books Exhibiting Māori: A history of colonial cultures of display (2007) and Museums and Māori: Heritage professionals, indigenous collections, current practice (2011). His new book is Museum practice (2015) in the series International Handbooks of Museum Studies. This edited collection includes chapters on many aspects of current professional work from audience, leadership and policy to collections, exhibitions and conservation. His next book co-authored with Bronwyn Labrum of Massey University will explore history of/in museums.
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