Contextualising collections

Monday, May 21, 2012

Contexts are important

I learnt early in life that contexts are important, whether it be for understanding some new development, or whether it be for devising some strategy to deal with a problem, or whether it simply be to understand a people and a way of life. Therefore contexts are important to understand a collection... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

If you put all the collections together...

If you put several collections together and take a photo from a distance they'll be like dots that make a photo together which may or may not make an impact. If you connect with people from a distance they may be just a dot in your life and the dot may or may not blot that you absorb your relations Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Collecting about collections

Just thought I should remind myself and everyone that this blog is about understanding collections in their context. Getting information about the ways and means by which people collect and organise their collections. In a sense this is a collection about collections Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

I came across this amazing web-site which has collected and contextualised

various online repositories of information, whether personal or otherwise - it highlights that contexts are among other things, also temporal. Check http://web.media.mit.edu/~bcd/dsm/final/diary.html Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Historical anecdotes...

some people have a penchant for recalling the colonial past with anecdotes of certain exchanges or comments of those who constituted the colonial administration or delivery of justice. It is amazing that after so many years after colonial rule these anecdotes occupy almost a shelf like a set of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Contact collect ...

Contact collect, Collect -get contact, Get Contact, more collect, More collect, get more contact Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Manuscripts and Indian Knowledge Systems:the Past Contextualising the Futur

http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/mow/mow_3rd_international_conference_sudha_gopalakrishnan_en.pdf The above url has an interesting piece on Manuscripts and Indian knowledge Systems from the point of view of looking backwards to move forwards. Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Neglected collections are better sold specially if their value lies in

their maintenance. Or else you can have a stamp-collection that is eaten by white ants or a coin collection that is rusted. Then what use that collection? Except to say that you have antiques:-) What say? Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I am trying to understand the larger implications of Tsunami relief for

societies of populations to which it has been dispensed. I somehow can't help feeling that the State tends to (ab)use events like Tsunami to further their own agendas of displacement of peoples and establishment of certain corporates along the coast through their resorts, for instance. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A collection of maps...with the history of how they evolved...that's

what you find in the two volumes of "History of Cartography" of University of Chicago. check the url http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/HOC/index.html for the online version. Amazing how much maps speak! Sign in to see full entry.

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