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    Micromuseology: researching small, independent, single-subject museums

    Candlin, Fiona (2012) Micromuseology: researching small, independent, single-subject museums. In: New Approaches to the Past: Methodological Innovation in Heritage Research seminar series, 2012, University College London. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Unlike their national and municipal counterparts, small independent single-subject museums – micromuseums – receive little or no public funding. They rarely own valuable objects, are located in ad-hoc buildings, and do not conserve or secure their collections. Described as ‘mad’ in popular literature and ignored or exhorted to improve by professionals, my research asks how museology would be challenged, refined, or expanded if Southport Lawnmower Museum or the Museum of Bakelite were afforded serious academic attention. This paper explores some of the practical and conceptual difficulties of putting that project into action.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > History of Art
    Research Centre: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2013 13:14
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 13:41
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8341

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