Louise Ryan is a researcher at ICS, UWS, Australia, currently investigating the art museums capacity to promote cross cultural understanding between Muslim and Non-Muslim communities through displays of Islamic artefacts.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
Strategies of Cultural Inclusion: An investigation of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the “Art of Australia 1788-1941” Exhibition

Diplomatic relations between Australia and USA prior to WW2 were forged through a travelling exhibition of Australia Art sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation promoting shared cultural/national identity.

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Transcending Boundaries: “The Arts of Islam” Exhibition, Nasser Khalili Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia, 2007

A socio-cultural investigation of the capacity of art displays to promote community and cross-cultural understanding by developing a deeper appreciation of differences and commonalities in its audiences.

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Shaping Identity: A Socio-Cultural Model Analyzing Power/Knowledge Relationships in Art Displays

Using a socio-cultural model, the museum’s practice of creating cultural identity, patterns of difference and exclusion are examined in a 1940’s international Australian art display.

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Imagining the “Arab Other”: The Role of the Media in Constructing Islamic Identity

The role and influence of discourse and the media in constructing and understanding Islamic identity and heterogeneity in accounts of a 2007 Sydney art exhibition and surrounding socio-cultural issues.

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Beyond the Spectacular: (Re)presenting Islamic Art and Politics of Display

This paper uses empirical data to explore art museums' capacity to represent identity, difference and belonging to promote cross-cultural understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim communities through displays of Islamic culture.

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