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Reading 1: Candlin & Larkin “What is a Museum? Difference all the way down”
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The Mapping Museums project in the United Kingdom was tasked with creating a database of museums in the UK that were open to the public between 1960 and 2020. This seems like a simple enough task until you have to decide what to count and what not to include as a museum in this count. This article chronicles the different approaches that the team took and why they finally settled on their definition.
What is the Mapping Museum project and what was at risk in being included or excluded from the project?
Their first approach was to use the ICOM definition. Why did they decide that it wouldn’t work?
Their second approach was to consider “the key characteristics of collections and public access.” Why did these characteristics become problematic?
Their third approach as to ask the institution whether they identified as a museum. What were the problems with this approach.
Their final solution was to think of museums as assemblages. What does this mean and why was it successful?
Reading 2: Vermeylen & Pilcher “Let the objects speak: online museums and indigenous cultural heritage”
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This is an article written in 2010 about the use of digital technology in creating an interface between indigenous curators and nonindigenous visitors. Obviously the digital realm has moved forward significantly in the last decade but the principles discussed still hold.
Who are the San that are the focus of the hypothetical exhibition explored in this article?
In the first section of the article “New Museum Practices” (pp. 61-64), outline the discussion presented about the changes in the relationship between museums and indigenous peoples.”
In the second section of the article “Objects and dialogues” (pp. 64-65), the authors look at the role of objects in the museum. How does this discussion relate to the discussion we have had throughout the quarter in talking about museum objects?
What proposal do the authors make in the final section, “Online museums” (pp. 65-70), about online museums? Keeping in mind that this was published in 2009, more than 10 years ago, have we seen any of these ideas play out in an effort by museums to incorporate indigenous voices?
PBS Digital Studios produced a short 8-minute video titled “The Case for Museums.”
The Case for Museums | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios (Links to an external site.)
The Case for Museums | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios
Please watch the video and then write your own case for or against museums. You can use the arguments that the PBS video uses, either to agree or disagree, but you must give them credit for the ideas by simply saying “The PBS video said… and I agree/disagree because…” or something like that. Or you can write your own case for or again museums. Maximum 250 words.