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The Serdang Folk Museum and the Performance of Heritage: Community Museums as an Alternative to National Heritage

  • Sunitha JanamohananEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the Serdang Folk Museum in the New Village of Serdang, Selangor, as a study of the performance of heritage by a community with a specific history and location. The museum asserts an alternative narrative of history to the official narrative presented by government museums, upholders and propagators of National Heritage. The exhibitions of the Serdang Folk Museum and its particular history are discussed against a backdrop of National Heritage via the institutions of the National Museum and the state museum of Selangor, the Sultan Alam Shah Museum.

Keywords

Community Museum History National Heritage Culture New Village 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LASALLE College of the ArtsSingaporeSingapore

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