By exploring the processes of collecting, which challenge the
bounds of normally acceptable practice, this book debates the
practice of collecting OCydifficultOCO 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 OCydifficultOCO 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
|Country of origin:
• J.C.H. King
||Electronic book text - Windows
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