The Ecomuseum in Fresnes: against exclusion
The working-class town of Fresnes, in the Paris suburbs, is the site of an ecomuseum founded with a view to conserving, presenting and explaining the specific territory of the town and problems related to urban development. But first and foremost, this museum was created to give a voice to those who have traditionally been unable to express themselves: women doing manual labour, prisoners, immigrants, the unemployed, and those living in housing projects. Born in Caracas, author of several articles on the relationship between cultural identity and museums, the sociologist Coral Delgado holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies from the University of Paris and a diploma in museology from the École du Louvre. She is currently a lecturer at the Simon Bolivar University in Caracas.
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Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: Lecturer, Simon Bolivar University, Caracas
Publication date: January 1, 2001