Marzia Varutti

Associate Professor - Cultural History and Museology
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Academic Interests

  • critical museum and heritage studies
  • museum anthropology and collaborative museology
  • relations between museums and Indigenous Peoples
  • cross-cultural perspectives on heritage and museums
  • discourses on multiculturalism and cultural diversity in museums
  • material culture and object biographies
  • cultural heritage and collective memory
  • national narratives in museums

Regional expertise: East-Asia (Taiwan and China); Norway; limited field research in British Columbia (Canada)

Teaching

  • Lecturer, Master in Museology and Cultural Heritage, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

  • Lecturer, Master in Museum Studies, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester (UK).

Higher education and employment history

  • Currently guest researcher, IKOS.
  • 2012-15: NFR-FRIHUM Postdoctoral Fellow, IKOS
  • 2009-12: Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester (UK)
  • 2008 PhD, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), University of Geneva, Switzerland. PhD thesis: 'Which museum for what China? Museums, objects and the politics of representation in the post-Maoist transition'.
  • Between 2005 and 2008 (total of 12 months), Collections assistant, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge (UK)
  • 2003 Master in International and Development Studies, IHEID, University of Geneva.
  • 1999 Master in Diplomatic Studies, Institute of International Sociology (Gorizia, Italy) / Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

International affiliations and cooperation

  • Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester (UK)

  • Visiting Researcher, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (June-July 2014)

  • Visiting Researcher, College of Indigenous Studies, Donghwa University, Taiwan, R.O.C. (Feb-Aug 2013)

  • Visiting Researcher, Graduate School of Museum Studies, Taipei National University of the Arts, R.O.C. (Feb-Aug 2010; Sept-Dec 2011)

 

Tags: Museums and Museology, Cultural History, Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic relations, Cultural encounters, Material culture, Taiwan, China, Norway, Canada (British Columbia).

Publications

Books

(in preparation) Museums and Indigenous Peoples. Rethinking museum theory and practice through indigenous perspectives. ‘Museum meanings’ book series, London: Routledge.

2015 ‘Rethinking Sámi Museums’, special issue, Journal of Nordic Museology. Co-editor with Eva Silvén, Silje Opdahl Mathisen and Rossella Ragazzi.

(2014). Museums in China. The politics of representation after Mao. Boydell & Brewer.  ISBN 9781843838883.  203 s.

 

Selected refereed journal articles and book chapters

  • Varutti, Marzia (2015). Crafting Heritage: Artisans and the Making of Indigenous Heritage in Contemporary Taiwan. International Journal of Heritage Studies (IJHS).  ISSN 1352-7258. 21(10):1036-1049.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2014). Polysemic objects and partial translations: Museums and the Interpretation of Indigenous Material Culture in Taiwan. Museum Anthropology.  ISSN 0892-8339.  37(2), s 102- 117 
  • Varutti, Marzia (2013). Controversial indigeneity: museums representing non-officially recognized indigenous groups in Taiwan. Nordisk Museologi.  ISSN 1103-8152.  (2), s 17- 32
  • Varutti, Marzia (2013). Learning to share knowledge. Collaborative projects between national and indigenous museums in Taiwan, In Viv Golding & Wayne Modest (ed.),  Museums and Communities: Curators, Collections and Collaboration.  Berg Publishers.  ISBN 9780857851314.  chapter 3.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2012). Towards social inclusion in Taiwan: museums, equality and indigenous groups, In Richard Sandell & Eithne Nightingale (ed.),  Museums, Equality and Social Justice.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-50468-3.  chapter 17.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2011). Miniatures of the nation: ethnic minority figurines, mannequins and dioramas in Chinese museums. Museum & Society.  ISSN 1479-8360.  9(1), s 1- 16
  • Varutti, Marzia (2011). Standardizing difference: the materiality of ethnic minorities in the museums of the Peoples' Republic of China, In Sandra Dudley; Amy Jane Barnes; Jennifer Binnie; Julia Petrov & Jennifer Walklate (ed.),  The Thing About Museums. Objects and Experience, Representation and Contestation..  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-67904-6.  chapter 21.

  • Varutti, Marzia (2017). Materializing the past: mannequins, history and memory in museums. Insights from the Northern European and East-Asian contexts. Nordisk Museologi.  ISSN 1103-8152.  1, s 5- 20
  • Varutti, Marzia (2015). Crafting Heritage: Artisans and the Making of Indigenous Heritage in Contemporary Taiwan. International Journal of Heritage Studies (IJHS).  ISSN 1352-7258.  21(10), s 1036- 1049 . doi: 10.1080/13527258.2015.1050055
  • Varutti, Marzia (2014). Polysemic Objects and Partial Translations: Museums and the Interpretation of Indigenous Material Culture in Taiwan . Museum Anthropology.  ISSN 0892-8339.  37(2), s 102- 117 . doi: 10.1111/muan.12056
  • Varutti, Marzia (2013). Controversial indigeneity: museums representing non-officially recognized indigenous groups in Taiwan. Nordisk Museologi.  ISSN 1103-8152.  (2), s 17- 32
  • Varutti, Marzia (2013). Learning to share knowledge. Collaborative projects between national and indigenous museums in Taiwan, In Viv Golding & Wayne Modest (ed.),  Museums and Communities: Curators, Collections and Collaboration.  Berg Publishers.  ISBN 9780857851314.  chapter 3.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2012). Towards social inclusion in Taiwan: museums, equality and indigenous groups, In Richard Sandell & Eithne Nightingale (ed.),  Museums, Equality and Social Justice.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-50468-3.  chapter 17.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2011). Miniatures of the nation: ethnic minority figurines, mannequins and dioramas in Chinese museums. Museum & Society.  ISSN 1479-8360.  9(1), s 1- 16
  • Varutti, Marzia (2011). Standardizing difference: the materiality of ethnic minorities in the museums of the Peoples' Republic of China, In Sandra Dudley; Amy Jane Barnes; Jennifer Binnie; Julia Petrov & Jennifer Walklate (ed.),  The Thing About Museums. Objects and Experience, Representation and Contestation.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-67904-6.  chapter 21.

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  • Varutti, Marzia (2014). Museums in China. The politics of representation after Mao. Boydell & Brewer.  ISBN 9781843838883.  203 s.

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  • Varutti, Marzia (2017). Indigeneity in the museum: transforming museum theory and practice through indigenous perspectives - keynote.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2017). ‘What does it mean for a museum to be socially engaged?’.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2016). Contemporary challenges in curating indigenous heritage.
  • Varutti, Marzia; Silvén, Eva; Ragazzi, Rossella & Opdahl Mathisen, Silje (2015). Rethinking Sámi cultures in museums. Nordisk Museologi.  ISSN 1103-8152.  2
  • Varutti, Marzia (2014). European Museums in the 21st century. Nordisk Museologi.  ISSN 1103-8152.  (1), s 122- 128
  • Varutti, Marzia (2014). Notes on the politics of display of indigenous heritage in contemporary Taiwan.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2014). Public debate on 'Repatriering', invited discussant.
  • Varutti, Marzia & Mathisen, Silje Opdahl (2014). International conference 'Rethinking Sámi Museums'.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2013). Between silence and activism: the role of museums in contested claims to indigenous recognition in Taiwan.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2013). Collection of artifacts from Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan, for the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2013). ‘Indigeneity in the making: ‘heritage objects’ and indigenous groups in Norway and Taiwan.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2013). Indigenous museum expertise: reflections on the role of indigenous curators in Taiwan.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2013). Making indigenous heritage objects in Taiwan: notes on objects collected for the Museum of Cultural History.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2013). Review of the exhibition 'Villa Sovietica. Soviet Objects: Import-Export'. Journal of Museum Ethnography.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2012). [Book Review] The lives of Chinese objects: Buddhism, Imperialism and display by Louise Tythacott. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.  ISSN 1359-0987.  18(4), s 889- 890
  • Varutti, Marzia (2012). Negotiating indigeneity: Museums and indigenous groups in Taiwan.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2012). The lives of Chinese objects: Buddhism, imperialism and display. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.  ISSN 1359-0987.  18(4), s 889- 890 . doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9655.2012.01798_4.x
  • Varutti, Marzia (2011). Indigenous communities, activism, and new challenges for museum practice.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2011). Multiple translations: museums and the interpretation of indigenous material culture in Taiwan.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2011). Nationalizing indigeneity? Museums and indigenous groups in Taiwan.
  • Varutti, Marzia (2011). Taiwanese memory revisited. ICOM News Magazine.  ISSN 1020-6418.  64(3), s 8- 8

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