Article | Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Linköping University; Norrköping; Sweden 18-20 February 2008 | Museum Narration and the Collection Machine: Or How Collections Make Collectors

Title:
Museum Narration and the Collection Machine: Or How Collections Make Collectors
Author:
Fredrik Svanberg: Research & development co-ordinator, National Historical Museums, Stockholm
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Year:
2008
Conference:
Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Linköping University; Norrköping; Sweden 18-20 February 2008
Issue:
030
Article no.:
013
Pages:
175-182
No. of pages:
8
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2008-05-20
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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The article deals with the role played by collections and collection work in museums. It argues that collection needs to be seen as communicative and structuring in very important ways. Collecting is in fact thoroughly creative work; not primarily a question of managing and conserving which many people tend to think.

Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Linköping University; Norrköping; Sweden 18-20 February 2008

Author:
Fredrik Svanberg
Title:
Museum Narration and the Collection Machine: Or How Collections Make Collectors
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Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Linköping University; Norrköping; Sweden 18-20 February 2008

Author:
Fredrik Svanberg
Title:
Museum Narration and the Collection Machine: Or How Collections Make Collectors
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