Lidchi, Henrietta (2012) Great expectations and modest transactions: art, commodity and collecting. In: Extreme collections: challenging 21st century practices in museums. Berghahn Books. ISBN 9780857453631

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Abstract

By exploring the processes of collecting, which challenge the bounds of normally acceptable practice, this book debates the practice of collecting ‘difficult’ objects, from a historical and contemporary perspective; and discusses the acquisition of objects related to war and genocide, and those purchased from the internet, as well as considering human remains, mass produced objects and illicitly traded antiquities. The aim is to apply a critical approach to the rigidity of museums in maintaining essentially nineteenth-century ideas of collecting; and to move towards identifying priorities for collection policies in museums, which are inclusive of acquiring 'difficult' objects. Much of the book engages with the question of the limits to the practice of collecting as a means to think through the implementation of new strategies.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: World Cultures
Depositing User: Rozalind Speirs
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2012 13:13
Last Modified: 30 May 2012 13:08
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/864

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