Contextualising collections

Saturday, June 3, 2006

Do class and caste determine collections?

Some collections require huge spaces and limit who can indulge in them. Don't they? For example if someone were collecting vintage cars, or household items used in yonder years, or paintings, or artefacts of an age. This means someone who doesn't have the space or the money that this demands cannot... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Sometimes people into collections can get pretty obnoxious in the way they

consider somebody else's collection. The other day, a friend of mine, whose father had left her a legacy of a stamp album with old time stamps of different countries, went to a well-known philatelist here to understand the stamp collection. But he was so dismissive of the collection. and even said... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 9, 2006

Sometimes I wonder whether there isn't a class bias in collection-making?

If one wants to collect stamps or coins on a particular theme, then one has to invest in the same or have the goodwill of that many that can spare something to augment or add to one's collection. What do you think? So it means that not anyone and everyone can afford collections except if they are of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

What are collections for? Admiration? Hobby? Pastime? to get an underst...

understanding of the place and the times in which these collectibles came about or evolved? The raison for collections - multiple reasons! But this one takes the cake - to gift it to the one you love who will appreciate and honour that collection. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Last year at the World Social Forum which i attended, I came across a group

that used the medium of the museum to convey social messages. So the museum is live and not fossilised. But I misplaced the details of that group and I very much wanted to get in touch with them. Anyone know of such groups? I also have a dream to set up a museum that would reflect the historical... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 5, 2006

Has anyone seen exhibitions of stamps telling tales

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Saturday, January 28, 2006

There was a time when I did a whole lot of collections from stamps to matchboxes to matchsticks to dolls to what have you. But now it costs time and money and now I don't have much of either. I feel I want to get back though as for instance to collect stamps on a particular theme. I've been... Sign in to see full entry.

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