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CuratopiaMuseums and the future of curatorship$
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Philipp Schorch and Conal McCarthy

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526118196

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.001.0001

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The museum as method (revisited)1

The museum as method (revisited)1

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(p.19) 1 The museum as method (revisited)1
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Curatopia
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Nicholas Thomas

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.003.0002

This speculative comment considers the potential worth of raising questions that appear simple but may be rewardingly complex. It asks whether routine aspects of curatorial work, such as captioning objects and juxtaposing them in displays, may not have more suggestive dimensions than has been recognised previously. It asks what the implications of a conception of “the museum as method” might have for current approaches to public exhibition.

Keywords:   Anthropology, Museum, Method, Curation, Exhibition

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