Conference article

Museum Narration and the Collection Machine

Fredrik Svanberg
Research & development co-ordinator, National Historical Museums, Stockholm

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Published in: Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Linköping University; Norrköping; Sweden 18-20 February 2008

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 30:13, p. 175-182

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Published: 2008-05-20


ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


The article deals with the role played by collections and collection work in museums. It argues that collection needs to be seen as communicative and structuring in very important ways. Collecting is in fact thoroughly creative work; not primarily a question of managing and conserving which many people tend to think.


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