Museums throughout the world are urgently reassessing their approach to contemporary collecting, and the priority they accord to it, in the context of the global pandemic, social upheaval and climate change.
So we are delighted to offer this new 780-page, two-volume set of acclaimed, authoritative - and highly-readable - books on the subject at a special saving of over 30% plus free worldwide shipping:
1. CONTEMPORARY COLLECTING: THEORY AND PRACTICE
2. COLLECTING THE CONTEMPORARY: A HANDBOOK FOR SOCIAL HISTORY MUSEUMS
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A treasure trove.
History News, American Association for State & Local History
Engaging and timely… revealing potential new directions for the future.
Social History Curators’ Group
Excellent… accessible and comprehensible. Much-needed… rich in ideas, perspectives and methodologies.
ICOM Committee on Collecting
An enormous measure of wisdom…
Groundbreaking… Reminds us that contemporary collecting is a primary responsibility of almost every museum.
David Anderson, Director General, National Museum Wales
Lively and provocative… valuable new insights on how history museums can remain engaged, vital and relevant.
Richard Sandell, Professor of Museum Studies, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester
The contemporary moment is the moment in which to collect, effectively. But overwhelmed by diverse recording media, unsure of an appropriate collecting philosophy or fieldwork practice, and facing up to globalisation and mass production, most museums have recorded that moment as a silence. This is a timely reflection on the development of contemporary collecting practice, and considers how museums might face up to the challenge.
Simon Knell, Professor of Contemporary Museology, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester
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