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    The album as museum? A response to Patrizia di Bello on an interdisciplinary approach to Mrs Birkbeck's Album

    Mills, Victoria (2006) The album as museum? A response to Patrizia di Bello on an interdisciplinary approach to Mrs Birkbeck's Album. 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century (2), ISSN 1755-1560.

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    Abstract

    This review develops Patrizia di Bello's model of the album as female collection outlined in her article ‘Mrs Birkbeck's Album: The hand-written and the Printed in Early Nineteenth-Century Feminine Culture'. The review explores the practice of Victorian women's album-making in the context of ideas about collecting and the nineteenth-century museum. It argues that such albums both appropriate and subvert aspects of museum practice. Mrs Birkbeck's album challenges the idea of a traditional, chronological display but it utilises the juxtapositional elements inherent in museum exhibition to great interpretive effect.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Research Centres and Institutes: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Centre for
    Depositing User: Vicky Mills
    Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2020 14:45
    Last Modified: 14 Feb 2021 23:15
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/41556

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