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Collections and You

People collect for a variety of reasons: interest, consumerism, fetishes, documentation of the past, and more. Museums collect to preserve, conserve, and interpret. No matter the reason behind the collecting the bottom line is that it happens. Who cares about … Continue reading

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Making Collections Accessible

Most museums with collections routinely keep up to 90% of their objects in storage at any given time. Considering the current trend of making museums more audience friendly, should museums then make their collections more accessible and open to the … Continue reading

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100% Satisfaction Not Always Best for the Audience

The AAM’s Excellence and Equity highlights the importance of museums expanding their role as educational institutions, especially in terms of culturally diverse audiences.  Roy Rosenzweig’s and David Thelen’s Presence of the Past: Popular Uses of History in American Life attempts … Continue reading

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Audience Centered Museums: The Unmitigated Expereince

Both in the readings for class and in my interview, I came across the phrase “unmitigated experience” in relation to one of the ways that visitors can take in a museum. To me an “unmitigated experience” is an experience where the … Continue reading

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