explores what sort of messages museums for peace are promoting, teaching and propagating, and what messages they are rejecting and opposing, suppressing and censoring.
Investigates how institutions interact with political and cultural forces and demonstrates that some museums resist authoritative tropes to reveal silenced histories, including peace histories, while others reinforce hegemonic narratives.
reveals how the design of space, the choices to include or exclude artifacts, the presentation, and ‘performativity’ support or detract from museums’ vision and mission.
will appeal to academics and students in museum studies, heritage studies, peace studies, memory studies, social justice and human rights. Those working in cultural studies and trauma studies will also find this volume valuable.