Final Term Paper 2012

Manush C J Museum and Gallery Practice 17th October 2012 In the art scene a seemingly mystical group establishes the inherent value of objects by its exhibition, distribution and circulation within an eagerly… Continue reading

[U4-W12] Learning and Place

[U4-W11] Social Learning


[U4-W10] Learning and Self

To understand those that populate museums we need to understand visitors as individuals and not simply define them by demographic factors of income, education and occupation. Museums are spaces of free learning, and… Continue reading

[U3-W9] Heritage and Museums

Most permeations of human experience have become reproducible, writing documented early civilization, but preceding that was the image that has endured time to eventually be realized by us modern people, it becomes a… Continue reading

[U3-W8] Heritage and Identity

The idea of preservation and the importance of Heritage is a condition of modernity, a consequence of modern thinking that “reflects a Eurocentric perspective” Graham (3).  With the Renaissance, the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, the… Continue reading

[U3-W7] Heritage tourism commodity authenticity

The interrelatedness of heritage in its various forms “Tangible heritage is defined as ‘a monument, group of buildings or site of historical, aesthetic, archaeological, scientific, ethnological or anthropological value’.” Gimblett (52) “Natural heritage… Continue reading

[U2-W6] – Narrative and Cultural Specificity

Biographical objects play a didactical role for the civilized and are used as a tool to civilize. The biographical objects permeate time; they exist to convey earlier ideals of distinguished citizens. These individuals… Continue reading

[U2-W5] Authenticity and Reproduction

With the innovation of the camera in the early 19th century and the moving image a few decades later, pictorial reproduction is now able to keep up with the pace of speech and… Continue reading

[U2-W4] The Object?

To recognise the object is to situate oneself in time, objects are powerful elements of collective memory and the consequent formation of identities. The role of objects and memory can be witnessed by… Continue reading

[U1-W3] Defining a Collection

This segment pertains to S. Pearce: The Urge to Collect – Interpreting Objects and Collections. Accumulations and collections are in some manner “self-serving” and “circular”. They can be differentiated, but not necessarily limited.… Continue reading

[U1-W2] Definitions. Art. Suspicion

How can we justify the creation, existence and sustenance of museums/ galleries? I do not have answers, but I do have ideas. Ideas are very capable of fulfilling the vacancy in questions. Chris… Continue reading

[U1-W1] The severity of art

The museum experience from the gallery experience is easily separable. Both institutions promote ‘display’, but what they display is distinctively varied. I am familiar with the gallery space and those that reside within… Continue reading