Brigitte Luchesi

Journal of Religion in Europe 4 (2011) 184–203 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/187489210X553557 Journal of Religion in Europe Looking Diff erent: Images of Hindu Deities in Temple and Museum Spaces Brigitte Luchesi Breisgauer Str. 8, D-14129 Berlin, Germany

Anja Luepken

Journal of Religion in Europe 4 (2011) 157–183 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/187489210X553548 Journal of Religion in Europe Politics of Representation—Normativity in Museum Practice Anja Luepken Institute for the Study of Religion,University of Münster Hüff

Katharina Wilkens, Christian Meyer, Anne Koch, Petra Tillessen and Annette Wilke

Journal of Religion in Europe 4 (2011) 71–101 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/187489210X553502 Journal of Religion in Europe Museum in Context Anne Koch Interfaculty Programme for the Study of Religion, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, D

Oren Baruch Stier

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156852710X501360 Numen 57 (2010) 505–536 Torah and Taboo: Containing Jewish Relics and Jewish Identity at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oren Baruch Stier Department of Religious Studies, DM 301C, Florida International

Johannes Beltz

Journal of Religion in Europe 4 (2011) 204–222 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/187489210X553566 Journal of Religion in Europe Th e Dancing Shiva: South Indian Processional Bronze, Museum Artwork, and Universal Icon Johannes Beltz Museum Rietberg Zurich

Katja Triplett, Alexandra Grieser and Adrian Hermann

terminological tools. Th e idea of museality as an analyti- cal and heuristic term for culture analysis is specifi ed in the present paper by link- ing it to the history and dynamics of knowledge. Museums as institutions and cultural practice play a crucial role in the orders and politics of knowledge about

Jens Kugele, Maud Jahn and Johannes Quack

Museum Prinzregentenstraße 3, D-80583 Munich, Germany Abstract For centuries, nativity scenes have been used to illustrate, teach, and commemo- rate central biblical stories in a tangible display. Oscillating between public crib exhibitions at the museum and crib displays in private homes

Mediating Museums

Exhibiting Material Culture in Tunisia (1881-2016)


Virginie Rey

This book documents and interprets the trajectory of ethnographic museums in Tunisia from the colonial to the post-revolutionary period, demonstrating changes and continuities in role, setting and architecture across shifting ideological landscapes. The display of everyday culture in museums is generally looked down upon as being kitsch and old-fashioned. This research shows that, in Tunisia, ethnographic museums have been highly significant sites in the definition of social identities. They have worked as sites that diffuse social, economic and political tensions through a vast array of means, such as the exhibition itself, architecture, activities, tourism, and consumerism. The book excavates the evolution of paradigms in which Tunisian popular identity has been expressed through the ethnographic museum, from the modernist notion of 'indigenous authenticity' under colonial time, to efforts at developing a Tunisian ethnography after Independence, and more recent conceptions of cultural diversity since the revolution. Based on a combination of archival research in Tunisia and in France, participant observation and interviews with past and present protagonists in the Tunisian museum field, this research brings to light new material on an understudied area.

Hubert Mohr

institution of the ‘museum,’ but which are not restricted to it as group-specifi c and individual representation patterns. Th e basic aim of this article is to show that there is a ‘museal principle’ which, like theatrality, permeates both social and individual action, which is not restricted to the European

The Jewish Museum

History and Memory, Identity and Art from Vienna to the Bezalel National Museum, Jerusalem


Natalia Berger

In The Jewish Museum: History and Memory, Identity and Art from Vienna to the Bezalel National Museum, Jerusalem Natalia Berger traces the history of the Jewish museum in its various manifestations in Central Europe, notably in Vienna, Prague and Budapest, up to the establishment of the Bezalel National Museum in Jerusalem. Accordingly, the book scrutinizes collections and exhibitions and broadens our understanding of the different ways that Jewish individuals and communities sought to map their history, culture and art. It is the comparative method that sheds light on each of the museums, and on the processes that initiated the transition from collection and research to assembling a type of collection that would serve to inspire new art.