Contemporary Collecting: Theory and Practice

Wain Rhys

MuseumsEtc Collection  

This book deals succinctly and thoughtfully with the problems of collecting contemporary objects in museums. It aims to provide a working model for the future of contemporary collecting based on relevant debates and theories, and on past and current practices, and proposes answers to some of the many challenging questions raised: 

1 What should we collect? 
2 Who should decide? 
3 How can we adequately record how we live our lives today? 
4 What about the storage implications? 
5 What limits should we place on ourselves?
6 What processes and directives can ensure best practice? 

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  • Author: Wain Rhys
  • Publisher: MuseumsEtc.
  • ISBN: 978-1-910144-31-2

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