Mobile Museums: Collections in Circulation (Hardcover)

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By Felix Driver (Editor), Mark Nesbitt (Editor), Caroline Cornish (Editor)
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Description


An argument for the importance of circulation in the study of museum collections, both past and present.

How did the process of the circulation re-examine, inform, and unsettle common assumptions about the way museum collections have evolved over time and space? Mobile Museums presents an argument for the importance of circulation in the study of museum collections, both past and present. It brings together a diverse array of international scholars and curators from a variety of disciplines to consider the mobility of collections, especially in the context of Indigenous community engagement. By foregrounding the question of circulation, the book represents a paradigm shift in the understanding of the history and future uses of museum collections. Taking on a global perspective and addressing a variety of types of collection, including the botanical, ethnographic, economic, and archaeological, the book helps us to understand why the mobility of museum collections was a fundamental aspect of their history—and why it continues to matter today.
 

About the Author


Felix Driver is professor of human geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. His books include Geography Militant, and Hidden Histories of Exploration.

Mark Nesbitt is honorary associate professor at the Institute of Archaeology at University College London. He is also visiting professor at Royal Holloway, and a senior research leader at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

Caroline Cornish is Senior Research Officer (Plant Humanities) at Royal Holloway, University of London and Honorary Research Associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781787355200
ISBN-10: 1787355209
Publisher: UCL Press
Publication Date: June 15th, 2021
Pages: 372