Extreme Collecting: Challenging Practices for 21st Century Museums

Extreme Collecting: Challenging Practices for 21st Century Museums

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… (more)

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Publisher: Berghahn Books (March 01, 2012)

Parent ISBN: 9780857453631

Page count: 248 pages

Language: English


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