Museums and the Future of Collecting

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Collecting is a key function of museums. Its apparent simplicity belies a complexity of questions and issues which make all collecting imprecise and unrepresentative. This book exposes the many meanings of collections, the different perspectives taken by different cultures, and the institutional response to the collecting problem. One major concern is omission, whether this be determined by politics, professional ethics, the law or social agenda. How did curators collect during the war in Croatia? What were the problems of ...

Museums and the Future of Collecting 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138452787

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Museums and the Future of Collecting 2004, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754630050

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Museums and the Future of Collecting 1999, Ashgate Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780754600008

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