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What do we know about what we know? The museum ‘register’ as museum object.

2012

Abstract

As the title suggests, this essay considers how registers provide knowledges about collections, and challenges prevailing perceptions that registers are an unproblematic resource. To do this I adopt the epistemological position that registers are themselves museum objects – ‘meta-objects’, collections of records about collections, an archive of an archive. - extract from the Introduction.

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  • Resource type

    Book chapter

  • Institution
    • National Museums Scotland

  • Book title
    • The Thing about Museums: Objects and Experience, Representation and Contestation – Essays in Honour of Professor Susan M. Pearce

  • Editor
    • Dudley, Sandra
    • Barnes, Amy Jane
    • Binnie, Jennifer
    • Petrov, Julia
    • Walklate, Jennifer
  • Pagination
    • 31-46

  • Publisher
    • Routledge

  • Place of publication
    • London

  • ISBN
    • 978415679046

  • Official URL
  • Library of Congress Classification
    • AM