Museum storage and meaning: tales from the crypt

Maker and role
Mirjam Brusius, Editor
Kavita Singh, Editor
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Object detail

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"This book explores issues including the relationship between storage and canonization, the politics of collecting, the use of museum storage as a form of censorship" - publisher.

Performances of museum storage / James Delbourgo -- Visible storage, visible labour? / Nicky Reeves -- Serendipity, transparency, and wonder: the value of visitable storage / Sarah Bond -- Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian, in conversation with Mirjam Brusius -- To store is to save: Kenneth C. Murray and the founding of the Nigerian Museum, Lagos / Amanda H. Hellman -- "Essential cure for dying museums": Clarence S. Stein and study-storage / Belinda Nemec -- "Storage" and "display": local museum practices in India / Upinder Singh -- Home from homes: the movement of things from families to museums / Claire Warrior -- Home storage: the reception and treatment of domestic collections of aeronautica by the Science Museum and the National Air and Space Museum / Caitlin Doherty -- Preserving preservation. maintaining meaning in museum storage / Wendy M.K. Shaw -- Hidden histories: museum taxidermy rediscovered / John Sanders -- The animals went in two by two: shifts in the classification and display of taxidermy in the seen and unseen spaces of public museums / Ebony Andrews -- Storage and sharing: a suggestion for the future of collections of forgeries' / Michael Conforti -- Upstairs, downstairs. the National Gallery's dual collections / Susanna Avery Quash and Alan Crookham -- The double life of "Oriental" textiles at the Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens: interpreting storage and displayability of Ottoman silks in 20th century Greece / Elena Papastavrou and Nikolaos Vryzidis -- Lying in wait: inertia and latency in the collection / Alice Stevenson -- Clothing, care and compromise: a case study of the storage of the Hodson Shop collection, 1983-2015 / Jenny Gilbert-Evans -- Loose bodies: reserve collections, curatorial reservations, and the Ancient Egyptian dead / Christina Riggs -- The secret art of the Bambui Royal Treasury, Western Grassfield, Cameroon Mathias / Alubafi Fubah -- Remnants of past lives: storing archaeological stuff / Morag M. Kersel.
Physical description
xv, 290 pages : photographs, illustrations ; 24 cm.
Credit line
Mirjam Brusius et al. 2018. Museum storage and meaning: tales from the crypt, PUB-2019-13.1. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).


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