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Extreme collecting
Graeme Were

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Extreme collecting
challenging practices for 21st century museums
edited by Graeme Were and J.C.H. King

Published 2012 by Berghahn Books in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

The material culture of persecution : collecting for the Holocaust exhibition at the Imperial War Museum / Suzanne Bardgett
Lyricism and offence in Egyptian archaeology collections / Stephen Quirke
Contested human remains / Jack Lohman
Extreme or commonplace : the collecting of unprovenanced antiquities / Kathy Walker Tubb
Unfit for society? : the case of the Galton Collection at UCL / Natasha McEnroe
Knowing the new / Susan Pearce
The global scope of extreme collecting : Japanese woodblock prints on the Internet / Richard Wilk
Awkward objects : collecting, deploying and debating relics / Jan Geisbusch
Great expectations and modest transactions : art, commodity and collecting / Henrietta Lidchi
Extremes of collecting at the Imperial War Museum, 1917-2009 : struggles with the large and the ephemeral / Paul Cornish
Plastics - why not? : a perspective from the Museum of Design in Plastics / Susan Lambert
Time capsules as extreme collecting / Brian Durrans
Canning cans, or, What you can do with tins : an interview with Robert Opie / J.C.H. King.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
AM135 .E87 2012

The Physical Object

p. cm.

ID Numbers

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9780857453631, 9780857453648
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