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Museum storage and meaning : tales from the crypt

Author: Mirjam Brusius; Kavita Singh
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
Series: Routledge research in museum studies, 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores issues including the relationship between storage and canonization, the politics of collecting, the use of museum storage as a form of censorship"--
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Museum storage and meaning.
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2018
(DLC) 2018009849
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mirjam Brusius; Kavita Singh
ISBN: 9781138065970 1138065978
OCLC Number: 1006411003
Description: xv, 290 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Performances of museum storage / James Delbourgo --
Visible storage, visible labour? / Nicky Reeves --
Serendipity, transparency, and wonder: the value of visitable storage / Sarah Bond --
Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian, in conversation with Mirjam Brusius --
To store is to save: Kenneth C. Murray and the founding of the Nigerian Museum, Lagos / Amanda H. Hellman --
"Essential cure for dying museums": Clarence S. Stein and study-storage / Belinda Nemec --
"Storage" and "display": local museum practices in India / Upinder Singh --
Home from homes: the movement of things from families to museums / Claire Warrior --
Home storage: the reception and treatment of domestic collections of aeronautica by the Science Museum and the National Air and Space Museum / Caitlin Doherty --
Preserving preservation. maintaining meaning in museum storage / Wendy M.K. Shaw --
Hidden histories: museum taxidermy rediscovered / John Sanders --
The animals went in two by two: shifts in the classification and display of taxidermy in the seen and unseen spaces of public museums / Ebony Andrews --
Storage and sharing: a suggestion for the future of collections of forgeries' / Michael Conforti --
Upstairs, downstairs. the National Gallery's dual collections / Susanna Avery Quash and Alan Crookham --
The double life of "Oriental" textiles at the Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens: interpreting storage and displayability of Ottoman silks in 20th century Greece / Elena Papastavrou and Nikolaos Vryzidis --
Lying in wait: inertia and latency in the collection / Alice Stevenson --
Clothing, care and compromise: a case study of the storage of the Hodson Shop collection, 1983-2015 / Jenny Gilbert-Evans --
Loose bodies: reserve collections, curatorial reservations, and the Ancient Egyptian dead / Christina Riggs --
The secret art of the Bambui Royal Treasury, Western Grassfield, Cameroon Mathias / Alubafi Fubah --
Remnants of past lives: storing archaeological stuff / Morag M. Kersel.
Series Title: Routledge research in museum studies, 14.
Responsibility: edited by Mirjam Brusius and Kavita Singh.

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"This book explores issues including the relationship between storage and canonization, the politics of collecting, the use of museum storage as a form of censorship"--

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