In the halls of history: the making and unmaking of the life-casts at the ethnography galleries of the Iziko South African Museum

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Shepherd, Nick en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Cedras, Robyn-Leigh en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-17T12:17:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-17T12:17:50Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Cedras, R. 2016. In the halls of history: the making and unmaking of the life-casts at the ethnography galleries of the Iziko South African Museum. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22756
dc.description.abstract This mini-dissertation is a study of the phenomenon of life-casting and the display of these in the museum space. It looks specifically at the practice as it came into use at the turn of the twentieth century at the South African Museum in the Western Cape. The research aims to place the practice in context with the historical triggers and larger perspectives of the subject of indigenous races. A focus on particular life-casts and its display in designed productions allows the reader insight into knowledge production. I point to this to unpack a loaded history informing deeply seated identity constructs and prejudices. A trajectory of the use of the life-casts is supported by visual records included in this text. The museum's archive also affords a plethora of correspondence and research giving context and insight. A close analysis of the archive exposes the museum's processes and the exchange in consumption and production by museum visitors and related institutions both private and state supported. The making and unmaking of the life-casts acts as proxy for peoples brutally subjugated. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Heritage and Public Culture en_ZA
dc.title In the halls of history: the making and unmaking of the life-casts at the ethnography galleries of the Iziko South African Museum en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department African Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Cedras, R. (2016). <i>In the halls of history: the making and unmaking of the life-casts at the ethnography galleries of the Iziko South African Museum</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,African Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22756 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Cedras, Robyn-Leigh. <i>"In the halls of history: the making and unmaking of the life-casts at the ethnography galleries of the Iziko South African Museum."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,African Studies, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22756 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Cedras R. In the halls of history: the making and unmaking of the life-casts at the ethnography galleries of the Iziko South African Museum. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,African Studies, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22756 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Cedras, Robyn-Leigh AB - This mini-dissertation is a study of the phenomenon of life-casting and the display of these in the museum space. It looks specifically at the practice as it came into use at the turn of the twentieth century at the South African Museum in the Western Cape. The research aims to place the practice in context with the historical triggers and larger perspectives of the subject of indigenous races. A focus on particular life-casts and its display in designed productions allows the reader insight into knowledge production. I point to this to unpack a loaded history informing deeply seated identity constructs and prejudices. A trajectory of the use of the life-casts is supported by visual records included in this text. The museum's archive also affords a plethora of correspondence and research giving context and insight. A close analysis of the archive exposes the museum's processes and the exchange in consumption and production by museum visitors and related institutions both private and state supported. The making and unmaking of the life-casts acts as proxy for peoples brutally subjugated. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - In the halls of history: the making and unmaking of the life-casts at the ethnography galleries of the Iziko South African Museum TI - In the halls of history: the making and unmaking of the life-casts at the ethnography galleries of the Iziko South African Museum UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22756 ER - en_ZA


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