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Fragments of the world : uses of museum collections

Fragments of the world : uses of museum collections

Author: Suzanne Keene
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"The role of the museum is changing, from object- and collections-centred to people-centred. Further, there are political pressures on museums to make proper use of all their resources, including the stored collections." "What, then, is the purpose of the collections, besides exhibition? How can we defend their value? What will be the effects of digitization? Should collections be disposed of or dispersed? Fragments  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Keene
ISBN: 075066472X 9780750664721 9781136402340 1136402349
OCLC Number: 62525479
Description: x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
List of figures --
1. Introduction --
2. Museums --
3. Collections --
4. Collections for research --
5. Collections for ongoing learning --
6. Collections, memory, and identity --
7. Collections and creativity --
8. Collections for enjoyment --
9. Collections and digitization --
10. Collections and values --
11. Piecing together the fragments --
Acknowledgements --
Research method --
Copyright and permissions --
Responsibility: by Suzanne Keene.
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The question of how musuem collections can be put to best use is ever present. Examining this and other questions, this book reviews the history of collecting and of collections, and then discusses  Read more...


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