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Egyptian Mummified Remains: Communities of Descent and Practice

Abd El Gawad, Heba; Stevenson, Alice; (2024) Egyptian Mummified Remains: Communities of Descent and Practice. In: Biers, Trisha and Clary, Katie Stringer, (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Heritage and Deat. (pp. 238-258). Routledge: Abingdon, UK.

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Abstract

This book provides a comprehensive examination of death, dying, and human remains in museums and heritage sites around the world. Presenting a diverse range of contributions from scholars, practitioners, and artists, the book reminds us that death and the dead body are omnipresent in museum and heritage spaces. Chapters appraise collection practices and their historical context, present global perspectives and potential resolutions, and suggest how death and dying should be presented to the public. Acknowledging that professionals in the galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM) fields are engaging in vital discussions about repatriation and anti-colonialist narratives, the book includes reflections on a variety of deathscapes that are at the forefront of the debate. Taking a multivocal approach, the handbook provides a foundation for debate as well as a reference for how the dead are treated within the public arena. Most important, perhaps, the book highlights best practices and calls for more ethical frameworks and strategies for collaboration, particularly with descendant communities.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Egyptian Mummified Remains: Communities of Descent and Practice
ISBN-13: 9781032047041
DOI: 10.4324/9781003195870
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003195870
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10168846
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