Contextualising collections

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Collect connect collect

Collect connect collect Then with tact reflect Collect connect collect Then with tact deflect Collect connect collect Keep it all intact Collect connect collect And all the items protect Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Collectors' items - rare? fair? foul? soul? cheap?...

Collectors' items are rare items but are they fair items or are they foul Are they joy-bringing items - are they soul? They may be cheap but they are not cheap items, They may attract some while others weep. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

African Historical Photographs - Contextualised and Decontextualised...

in a chapter in a book "History of Africa", some excerpts of which figure in http://www.jstor.org/pss/3171953 Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Names for collections

Just got into high school mode. Collections are called: Stamps - philately Coins - Numismatics Bank notes - Notaphily Books - library What else? Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What I can collect is determined by many factors, but there are certain

things that I definitely cannot even dream of collecting, as for example wooden carved windows or shell windows or antique windows of different ages. So my economic status does determine my ability or lack of it to collect certain things. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Object-oriented democracies: conceptualising museum collections in networks

Object-oriented democracies: conceptualising museum collections in networks F. R. Cameron Abstract This paper discusses conceptual work undertaken for the Australian Research Council project Reconceptualising Heritage Collections. I will begin by discussing the logic that is currently shaping... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I just saw a collection of wall clocks n I thought...that does speak a lot

about the time - literally and figuratively, that is. But it is awfully expensive to have a collection like this. Grandfather clocks, metal clocks, plastic ones, ooh! Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Is the word 'collection' apppropriate for dogs?

A person I know has got 23 dogs of all hues and breeds. Can we say that he has a collection of dogs or is that a word used only for inanimate objects? In that case what is the word for this? I guess we can't say a pack of dogs? It sounds pejorative? Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Contextualising stamps...

Philately is a mirror of the country; reflecting its history, people, culture, traditions, achievements in fact all its facets. Stamps are a great way of learning. As you browse through the philately of a country, the images over the years as they existed then unfold in the most beautiful and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

What inspires collections?

Is it some childhood occurrence? Or fantasy? Is it media-provoked? Is it one's physical location? Or one's location in life and experiences in life? And then is this coupled with opportunity? Financial capacity? Determination? Persistence? Hard work? Would like your thoughts on this. My questions... Sign in to see full entry.

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