Author: Brigden, Roy
Source: Folk Life - Journal of Ethnological Studies, Volume 48, Number 1, May 2010 , pp. 3-12(10)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Perspectives on the past change over time. We experience that as individuals in the course of our lives and institutions such as museums reflect a similar process. Things that were collected fifty years ago may have different meanings for today, and discovering new interpretations can breathe new life into collections. Drawing on his own experience, the author discusses the meaning of collections in a rural context and describes two projects of recording change, one based around conventional fieldwork methods and the other around a sustained experiment in targeted collecting to represent the more recent countryside.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Keeper, Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5EX, UK;, Email: email@example.com
Publication date: 2010-05-01