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Beyond their often beautiful exhibition halls, many museums contain vast, hidden spaces in which objects may be stored, conserved, or processed. Museums can also include unseen archives, study rooms, and libraries which are inaccessible to the public. There has hitherto been little written specifically on these hidden aspects of museums. This collection of essays fills this gap, illuminating themes such as the architectural character of storage spaces, the relationship between storage and canonization, the politics of collecting, the use of museum storage as a form of censorship, and the economic and epistemic value of museum objects.
Number of Pages: 290
Genre: Business + Money Management
Series Title: Routledge Research in Museum Studies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Street Date: September 15, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-1832