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By Shaila Bhatti

Shaila Bhatti's immersive research of the Lahore Museum in Pakistan is without doubt one of the first books to provide an in-depth ancient and ethnographic research of a South Asian museum. Bhatti hence provides an alternate instance of customer event and museum perform to that of the West, which has been the dominant museological version so far. This exam of the Lahore Museum's gadgets, employees, and viewers (past and current) offers an informative case examine that unearths neighborhood perceptions and makes use of of museums in non-Western societies to be fraught with social, political, and cultural implications and appropriations. via Lahore, Bhatti examines the heritage of alternate among Britian and South Asia and advances our present knowing of what constitutes postcolonial museum interpretation and its public.

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