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Title Museums and the future of collecting / edited by Simon J. Knell
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Routledge, 2016

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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents 1. Altered values : searching for a new 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 Musuem : 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 -- 20. Towards a national collection strategy : reviewing existing holdings / Jean-Marc Gagnon and Gerald Fitzgerald -- 21. Ranking collections / Martin Wickham -- 22. Deaccessioning as a collections management tool / Patricia Ainslie -- 23. Collecting live performance / James Fowler -- 24. Redefining collecting / Tomislav Sola
Summary What and how should museums collect is the question that the contributors to this study consider as they acknowledge the financial and social realities, limitations and complexities of the world in which they operate
Notes Originally published in 2004 by Ashgate Publishing
Papers originally presented at a conference organized by the Dept. of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed March 7, 2017)
Subject Museums -- Acquisitions -- Congresses
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Museum Administration & Museology.
REFERENCE -- General.
TRAVEL -- Museums, Tours, Points of Interest.
Museums -- Acquisitions
Genre/Form Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Knell, Simon J., editor.
ISBN 9781351916431
1351916432