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Museum objects and complexity

June 8, 2011


Being in the first six months of my PhD, I am still in the reading/learning/planning stages of my research. This means that I’m spending a lot of time looking at how other people have been approaching the field, and I’ve noticed a number of people working in the museum technology area are utilising complexity theory […]

Speaking trumpets: blowing the museum’s horn

May 9, 2011


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 […]