A positive attutude - a friendly message, tea facilities, a fluffy seagull!
M&H Show 2011 - Using Stored Collections
Collections for People: making stores work harder 1 – About collections www.ucl.ac.uk/storedcollections/ www.suzannekeene.info Pilgrim Trust
Those difficult questions I suppose you use the objects to change the things in the exhibitions? Hmm, exhibitions don’t work quite like that I suppose people come and work on the objects for research? Please don’t ask how many people ... Why do you have collections when you can’t display them? Ah, they’re the heart of the museum, you see But can you afford the storage cost if they are only useful for a few researchers? But they’re for the future!
How did we get here? Cataloguing the natural world Mass production and consumerism Urban development - archaeology Disappearing worlds - ethnography
Spiritual value - creativity <ul><li>These massless bodies have been made visible through the effective exploitation of their inherent flatness. </li></ul><ul><li>The thin, pentagonal shapes are ... composed with both harmony and sobriety ... ‘ </li></ul>Byrne & Smith, sound installation, The sculpture of the Grant Museum Brittle stars are found in …
Values >> Uses <ul><li>Authenticity value >> Research </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolic value >> Memory, identity </li></ul><ul><li>Historical value >> Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual value >> Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Aesthetic value >> Enjoyment of beauty </li></ul>
Use values and even “Non-use” values Existence value Option value Bequest value Prestige value