Sustaining popular musics material culture in community archives and museums

Baker, S. and Collins, J. (2015) Sustaining popular musics material culture in community archives and museums. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 21 (10). pp. 983-996. ISSN 13527258 (ISSN)

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Abstract

This article examines the challenges of sustainability faced by community archives and museums that are concerned with the preservation and display of the material culture of popular musics recent past. The sustainability of grassroots sites of popular music heritage is of great concern due to their role in making accessible cultural artefacts that have limited representation in the collections of more prestigious institutions. Drawing on three sites that have ceased operation-Jazz Museum Bix Eiben Hamburg, Mutant Sounds and Holy Warbles-the article highlights difficulties faced by the founders and volunteers of physical and online archives in sustaining their do-it-yourself heritage practices in the medium-to long-term. © 2015 Sarah Baker and Jez Collins.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2015.1041414
Date: 26 November 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community archives and museums, Cultural heritage, Popular music, Sustainability
Subjects: P300 Media studies
Divisions: REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA34: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > Birmingham School of Media
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 08:12
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2021 13:59
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1787

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