Eigentijds en Participatief Verzamelen

Léontine Meijer-van Mensch
Sensual Turn
Weil 2005, 2006

ends versus means
A museum is a non-profit, permanent
institution in the service of society and
its development, open to the public,
which a...
A museum is a non-profit, permanent
institution in the service of society and
its development, open to the public,
which a...
A museum is a non-profit, permanent
institution in the service of society and
its development, open to the public,
which a...
social inclusion
• Access
• Representation
• Participation

Richard Sandell
social inclusion
• Inclusive museums
• Museums as agents of social regeneration
• Museums as vehicles of broad social chan...
example: AIDS

personal
histories

industry
and politics

David Kolb
Bernice McCarthy

medical
knowledge

social
impact

R...
Retrospective collecting
Contemporary collecting
“Incubation Period”
Archives: 50 (20, 30) years
Monuments: 50 years
Louvre – Musée de Luxembourg
Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) -...
Michael Thompson, Rubbish theory (1979)

utilitarian value
trans-historic
cultural value

transient

rubbish

durable

reg...
utilitarian value

primaire context

transient

rubbish
(after Thompson 1979)
utilitarian value
trans-historic
cultural value

museologische context

transient

rubbish

durable
Michael Thompson, Rubbish theory (1979)
trans-historic
cultural value
utilitarian value

forced musealisation

transient

...
• Contemporary collecting
• Documenting the present
• Documenting the present by collecting objects
Documenting the present
•
•
•
•
•

Natural history museums
Art museums
Ethnographical museums
Cultural history museums
Sci...
Documenting the present
•
•
•
•
•

Natural history museums
Art museums
Ethnographical museums
Cultural history museums
Sci...
Collecting strategies
Retrospective collecting
- Selecting from incomplete cohesive ensembles
(archives, archaeological he...
Projecten 1
• Bewaarplannen
• Foto-opdrachten (Rijksmuseum)
• War artists
Projecten 2
•
•
•
•

Brieven aan de toekomst (15 mei 1998)
FotoMonument 2000 (7-13 december 2000)
Sound scape 9-9-99
De ti...
www.detienvan2012.nl
1920

1960

1970
Pim Fortuyn (1948-2002)

Theo van Gogh (1957-2004)

6 May 2002

2 November 2004
Nordiska Museet (Stockholm) 1873, 1907
• 1977
• 82 members (museums, archives, academic
institutions)
Samdok
Network, created in 1977
Primary mission: supporting cultural history
museums in collecting contemporary objects
Ne...
Homes pool 1978
Homes pool
Public administration Pool
Service Pool
Communication Pool
Trade Pool
Construction Pool
Textiles Pool
Food Pool...
Homes Pool
Public administration Pool
Service Pool
Communication Pool
Trade Pool
Construction Pool
Textiles Pool
Food Pool...
Domestic Life

Local and Regional Spheres
Society and Politics
Leisure
Services
Nature and Natural resources
Manufacture

...
Selection criteria
•
•
•
•
•
•

Frequency criterion
Step-ladder criterion
Representativity criterion
Appeal criterion
Doma...
Documenting the present
• Documenting what disappears
• Documenting continuity/tradition
• Documenting change/the new
http://www.museumvaals.nl/MUSEUM_VAALS_WIL_JEZUS_REDDEN.html
Contemporary, but …..
• presented to the museum at the moment that
the gay community itself was losing interest
Relevant, but …..
• the musealisation process prohibits the active
use as
- personal remembrance of partners/relatives
- e...
Possible solutions …..
• Exploring the potential of intermediate forms
of case (“musealisation light”)
• Exploring the pot...
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  1. 1. Eigentijds en Participatief Verzamelen Léontine Meijer-van Mensch
  2. 2. Sensual Turn
  3. 3. Weil 2005, 2006 ends versus means
  4. 4. A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment. International Council of Museums
  5. 5. A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment. means
  6. 6. A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment. ends
  7. 7. social inclusion • Access • Representation • Participation Richard Sandell
  8. 8. social inclusion • Inclusive museums • Museums as agents of social regeneration • Museums as vehicles of broad social change • The activist museum
  9. 9. example: AIDS personal histories industry and politics David Kolb Bernice McCarthy medical knowledge social impact Rita Mukherjee Hoffstadt
  10. 10. Retrospective collecting Contemporary collecting
  11. 11. “Incubation Period” Archives: 50 (20, 30) years Monuments: 50 years Louvre – Musée de Luxembourg Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) - Museum van Levende Nederlandsche Meesters (Haarlem, 1828-1885)
  12. 12. Michael Thompson, Rubbish theory (1979) utilitarian value trans-historic cultural value transient rubbish durable region of fixed assumptions region of indeterminacy region of fixed assumptions
  13. 13. utilitarian value primaire context transient rubbish
  14. 14. (after Thompson 1979) utilitarian value trans-historic cultural value museologische context transient rubbish durable
  15. 15. Michael Thompson, Rubbish theory (1979) trans-historic cultural value utilitarian value forced musealisation transient durable region of fixed assumptions region of fixed assumptions
  16. 16. • Contemporary collecting • Documenting the present • Documenting the present by collecting objects
  17. 17. Documenting the present • • • • • Natural history museums Art museums Ethnographical museums Cultural history museums Science and technology museums
  18. 18. Documenting the present • • • • • Natural history museums Art museums Ethnographical museums Cultural history museums Science and technology museums City museums
  19. 19. Collecting strategies Retrospective collecting - Selecting from incomplete cohesive ensembles (archives, archaeological heritage) - Assembling decontextualised (and recontextualised) individual objects Contemporary collecting - Selecting from antropological perspective of a not-involved outsider - Self-documentation/participatory collecting
  20. 20. Projecten 1 • Bewaarplannen • Foto-opdrachten (Rijksmuseum) • War artists
  21. 21. Projecten 2 • • • • Brieven aan de toekomst (15 mei 1998) FotoMonument 2000 (7-13 december 2000) Sound scape 9-9-99 De tien van 2012
  22. 22. www.detienvan2012.nl
  23. 23. 1920 1960 1970
  24. 24. Pim Fortuyn (1948-2002) Theo van Gogh (1957-2004) 6 May 2002 2 November 2004
  25. 25. Nordiska Museet (Stockholm) 1873, 1907
  26. 26. • 1977 • 82 members (museums, archives, academic institutions)
  27. 27. Samdok Network, created in 1977 Primary mission: supporting cultural history museums in collecting contemporary objects Network to organise collecting and to distribute responsibilities
  28. 28. Homes pool 1978
  29. 29. Homes pool Public administration Pool Service Pool Communication Pool Trade Pool Construction Pool Textiles Pool Food Pool Timber and Paper Pool Metal Pool Agricultural and Forestry Pool
  30. 30. Homes Pool Public administration Pool Service Pool Communication Pool Trade Pool Construction Pool Textiles Pool Food Pool Timber and Paper Pool Metal Pool Agricultural and Forestry Pool Group for Cultural Encounters 1993
  31. 31. Domestic Life Local and Regional Spheres Society and Politics Leisure Services Nature and Natural resources Manufacture Saami Life Group for Cultural Encounters 1997
  32. 32. Selection criteria • • • • • • Frequency criterion Step-ladder criterion Representativity criterion Appeal criterion Domain criterion Form criterion
  33. 33. Documenting the present • Documenting what disappears • Documenting continuity/tradition • Documenting change/the new
  34. 34. http://www.museumvaals.nl/MUSEUM_VAALS_WIL_JEZUS_REDDEN.html
  35. 35. Contemporary, but ….. • presented to the museum at the moment that the gay community itself was losing interest
  36. 36. Relevant, but ….. • the musealisation process prohibits the active use as - personal remembrance of partners/relatives - educational/activist tool outside the museum space
  37. 37. Possible solutions ….. • Exploring the potential of intermediate forms of case (“musealisation light”) • Exploring the potential of shared ownership (“dynamic collections”)

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