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By Myra Giesen

how one can take care of, shop, demonstrate and interpret human continues to be, and problems with their possession, are contentious questions, ones that have to be spoke back with care and due attention. This e-book bargains asystematic evaluate of the responses made by way of museums and different repositories within the uk, delivering a baseline for figuring out the scope and nature of human continues to be collections and the practices concerning their care. The advent units uk practices inside of a global context, whereas next chapters, all written by means of best specialists, disguise quite a lot of issues via key case experiences: laws and moral tasks; problems with either long term and non permanent care; differing views linked to human continues to be collections in several elements of the uk; a comparability of attitudes and techniques in huge associations and small museums; the artistic use of redundant church buildings; and demanding situations dealing with research/teaching laboratories and collections as a result of contemporary archaeological excavations.

Myra Giesen is Lecturer on the foreign Centre for Cultural and background reports, Newcastle University.

Contributors:Myra Giesen, Liz White, Hedley Swain, Charlotte Woodhead, Kirsty McCarrison, Victoria Park, Jennifer Sharp, Mark A. corridor, Rebecca Redfern, Jelena Bekvalac, Gillian Scott, Simon Mays, Charlotte Roberts, Jacqueline I. McKinley, Mike Parker Pearson, Mike Pitts, Duncan Sayer, Margaret Clegg.

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