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Speaking trumpets: blowing the museum’s horn

May 9, 2011

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I am reading Ken Arnold’s Cabinets for the Curious: Looking Back at Early English Museums at the moment. Arnold uses a comparative approach to consider contemporary museums in context of the founding principles of museums of the 17th century. He discusses “three dominant strategies for knowledge creation in museums… the telling of stories, the use […]