Religion in Museums

When museums and religion collide

The Church-Museum: Context and (Dis)connection in Public Religion [reblogged]

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The article, The Church-Museum: Context and (Dis)connection in Public Religion by Alexandra Antohin, appeared on the Material Religion blog last month.

In the post: “Alexandra Antohin explores the museum-ification of churches in Ethiopia, Russia and the U.S. and how exhibitions and tours of religious significance establish active reference points for new forms of public engagement. Antohin draws upon her experience of these sites as well as contextualization theory to explore how religious media are included in the interpretative space of ‘church-museums’. She suggests that in Ethiopia, where tourism is still a new industry, multiple subjectivities and modes of interpretation may emerge through the display and reception of religious media in a public context.”

Read the article at the Material Religion blogspot

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