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 978415679046

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Abstract

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
Department: Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Mark Glancy
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2013 11:35
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2013 11:28
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/1032

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