Loli-pop in Auckland: engaging Asian communities and audiences through the museum

aut.researcherHardy Bernal, Kathryn Adele
dc.contributor.authorChuang, BKY
dc.contributor.authorHardy Bernal, KA
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-30T03:22:28Z
dc.date.available2011-08-30T03:22:28Z
dc.date.copyright2008
dc.date.issued2008
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses how museums and galleries might positively engage with Asian audiences and bring Asian communities into the museum environment. Museums are cultural institutions that should reflect, preserve, interpret and promote cultural heritage and communities. In the local Acts of the four major metropolitan museums in New Zealand, there are specific requirements for these institutions to represent their communities' ethinic diversities. New Zealand has become increasingly multicultural. According to New Zealand's 2006 census, 17.8 percent of New Zealanders are of non-Pakeha, non-Maori ethnicity, and 22.9 percent were born outside New Zealand. With the growing number of Asians living in New Zealand, and in particular Auckland, a question may be raised as to whether local museums truly reflect and engage with these communities. Using the example of the exhibition Loli-pop: a downtown Auckland view on Japanese street fashion as a case study ( Auckland War Memorial Museum, 14 September - 26 November), the authors explore how New Zealand museums and galleries can effectively reflect and communicate with Asian audiences through exhibition.
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dc.identifier.citationSites: A journal of social anthropology and cultural studies, vol.5(2), pp.81 - 110
dc.identifier.issn1179-0237
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10292/1951
dc.publisherAssociation of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa New Zealand
dc.relation.urihttp://sites.otago.ac.nz/index.php/Sites/article/view/103
dc.rightsCopyright © in this published form is held by Sites: New Series, Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa New Zealand, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The contents of this journal will be available in an open access format 6 month(s) after an issue is published.
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dc.titleLoli-pop in Auckland: engaging Asian communities and audiences through the museum
dc.typeJournal Article
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