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Title Museums and the future of collecting / edited by Simon J. Knell
Published Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, [1999]
©1999

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Description 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. What future collecting? / Simon Knell -- 2. Collections and collecting / Susan Pearce -- 3. Museums without collections: museum philosophy in West Africa / Malcolm McLeod -- 4. The future of collecting: lessons from the past / Richard Dunn -- 5. The Ashmolean Museum: a case study of eighteenth-century collecting / Patricia Kell -- 6. The cartographies of collecting / Rebecca Duclos -- 7. From curio to cultural document / Barbara Lawson -- 8. Contemporary popular collecting / Paul Martin -- 9. Collecting from the era of memory, myth and delusion / Gaynor Kavanagh -- 10. Collecting in time of war / Zarka Vujic -- 11. The politics of museum collecting in the 'old' and the 'new' South Africa / Graham Dominy -- 12. Folk devils in our midst? Collecting from 'deviant' groups / Nicola Clayton -- 13. All legal and ethical? Museums and the international market in fossils / John Martin
14. What is in a 'national' museum? The challenges of collecting policies at the National Museums of Scotland / Michael Taylor -- 15. Who is steering the ship? Museums and archaeological fieldwork / Janet Owen -- 16. Collecting: Reclaiming the art, systematising the technique / Linda Young -- 17. Samdok: tools to make the world visible / Anna Steen -- 18. Professionalising collecting / Barbro Bursell -- 19. Developing a collecting strategy for smaller museums / Maria Garcia, Carmen Chinea and Jose Farina [et al.] -- 20. Towards a national collection strategy: reviewing existing holdings / Jean-Marc Gagnon and Gerald Fitzgerald -- 21. Deaccessioning as a collections management tool / Patricia Ainslie -- 22. Collecting live performance / James Fowler -- 23. Redefining collecting / Tomislav Sola
Analysis Museums -- Acquisitions -- Congresses
Notes Papers originally presented at a conference organized by the Dept. of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Museums -- Acquisitions -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Knell, Simon J.
LC no. 98046336
ISBN 0754600009 (alk. paper)