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    Museum networks or how to open your own museum

    Candlin, Fiona (2021) Museum networks or how to open your own museum. In: Museum Networks and Museum History, Museums and Galleries History group conference, 14-16 Jul 2021, Online. (Unpublished)

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    What is involved in setting up a museum? How do thousands of museums come to be set up? What is entailed in documenting those museums, and in better understanding the circumstances of their foundation? Over the last five years the Mapping Museums research team has been preoccupied with these questions. This paper thinks through the context, process, and the findings of that research in relation to the theme of networks. Conceptualising networks as points of connection between nodes, I consider the status of connections – are they institutional, social, personal, economic, intellectual, political – and the flow of people, objects, ideas between them; I examine the process of building connections, the strength or fragility of connection, and a lack of connection.


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Fiona Candlin
    Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2023 15:12
    Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 13:55

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