Dear all - with apologies for cross-posting - the following may be of interest:
Cultures of Curating: Curatorial Practices and the Production of Meaning c. 1650-2000
The 2012 conference of the Museums and Galleries History Group, to be held at the University of Lincoln 12-13 July 2012
While museum history now acknowledges the constructed nature of the museum narrative, and maintains that museum work such as cataloguing, conserving and displaying is not neutral, but actually produces meaning, relatively little work has examined the ways in which curatorial practices have developed, and the specific consequences for museums. Display has attracted most of the work that has been done, but ‘behind the scenes’ activities have not been investigated in such depth.
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