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Sunday, July 19, 2015

oupacademic: Can this collection offer a portal into the...



oupacademic:

Can this collection offer a portal into the mindset of a collector, who used a toy and an old medical kit to create a material record of his (or her) mental world?

Do the contents of this tiny drawer belong in an art museum, a history museum, or an anthropology museum? Or perhaps as Sarah Anne Carter argues, an object such as this could belong in many museums, provoking interdisciplinary thinking and understanding from multiple perspectives.

Image: “A small chest of drawers, recently acquired by the Chipstone Foundation, containing various objects encased in individual vials.” Photo courtesy of the Chipstone Foundation.


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