Moonlighting in the Museum

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Just a quick update to post a link to a paper that’s just been published online in the Museological Review. I’ve been moonlighting a little bit in the world of museums, thanks to Museoscope‘s Elee Kirk, and we decided to collaborate on a paper last year that tied together Calvino’s Invisible Cities and empirical work on children’s experiences of museums. Our main drift is that the utopian quality of museums is often personal and intimate, to the extent that it eludes capture as ‘data’, and that this matters for the way that museums might go about—in an increasingly instrumentalised age—arguing the case for what they do.

The paper can be found here, or get the whole journal here.

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