Negotiating new visions: An interview with Anthony Shelton by Gustaaf Houtman



In his interview, Anthony Shelton reflects on his past 25 years working in museums and universities and the changing relationship between anthropology and ethnographic exhibitions and museum practices. Shelton talks about the field of critical museology which he has theorized and set out over many years and which stands as a substantial critique of conventional museum practice, and answers questions about the emergence and potential of new radical approaches to the exhibition of indigenous cultures as exemplified by the UBC Museum of Anthropology's multi-million dollar project, ‘A Partnership of Peoples’ which is due to open in January of 2010.