Swinney, Geoffrey N (Research Associate) (2012) What do we know about what we know? The museum ‘register’ as museum object. In: The Thing about Museums: Objects and Experience, Representation and Contestation – Essays in Honour of Professor Susan M. Pearce. Routledge, London, pp. 31-46. ISBN 978415679046Full text not available from this repository.
As the title suggests, this essay considers how registers provide knowledges about collections, and challenges prevailing perceptions that registers are an unproblematic resource. To do this I adopt the epistemological position that registers are themselves museum objects – ‘meta-objects’, collections of records about collections, an archive of an archive.
- extract from the Introduction.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Subjects:||A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)|
|Theme:||Collections & collecting|
|Depositing User:||Mark Glancy|
|Date Deposited:||31 Jul 2013 11:35|
|Last Modified:||01 Aug 2013 11:28|
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