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Civilisations is a peer-reviewed journal of anthropology. Published continuously since 1951, it features articles in French and English in the various fields of anthropology, without regional or time limitations. Revived in 2002 with a new editorial board and a new subtitle (Revue internationale d'anthropologie et de sciences humaines), Civilisations particularly encourage the submission of articles where anthropological approaches meet other social sciences, to better tackle processes of society making.

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71 | 2022
Museums and religious heritage: Post-colonial and post-socialist perspectives

Edited by Ksenia Pimenova
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Credits: Ksenia Pimenova 2022

How do museums manage the heritage of confessional groups and the source communities whose cultures they present? What are the convergences and tensions in the relationship between museums and religions? How does lived religion enter secular museums, and what can we make of its presence there? The issue explores these questions through case studies from post-colonial and post-socialist contexts. In these diverse but in many ways comparable configurations, various museums increasingly take into account the voices of source communities and confessional groups. Originally secular institutions, museums have become more permeable to spiritual, cosmological, and confessional perspectives. We argue here that changes in practices of display and conservation are connected to major political and epistemic transformations, such as decolonisation and the return of religion to public life after the end of socialism.

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