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Att arkivera en utställning : en fallstudie med fokus på urval och attityder kring utställningsdokumentation och arkivverksamhet på ett konstmuseum

Franzén, Sofie LU (2010) ABMM23 20101
Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
Abstract
The aim of this thesis has been to examine the process of what material produced in the course of creating an exhibition that is considered worth keeping. The study has also intended to get an insight into attitudes and thoughts surrounding the archival function in the museum context. The result has been analyzed with basis in archival theory. Especially appraisal theory has been of great importance to contextualize the museum practice.
To investigate these issues a case study of the exhibition Med annan blick – Modernismen at Malmö Art Museum has been conducted and the following research questions were used: What material is kept, what is not and why? What information can be found in the material? What aspects have been lost? For whom is... (More)
The aim of this thesis has been to examine the process of what material produced in the course of creating an exhibition that is considered worth keeping. The study has also intended to get an insight into attitudes and thoughts surrounding the archival function in the museum context. The result has been analyzed with basis in archival theory. Especially appraisal theory has been of great importance to contextualize the museum practice.
To investigate these issues a case study of the exhibition Med annan blick – Modernismen at Malmö Art Museum has been conducted and the following research questions were used: What material is kept, what is not and why? What information can be found in the material? What aspects have been lost? For whom is the material intended? What role does the archive play and what position does it have in the museum?
These questions have been answered by performing interviews and studying the material intended for the archive as well as the guidelines for the organization to follow regarding these issues.
The study has showed that focus lies, both considering the filed material and the organization as whole, at the final result. The process of reaching this result is not that significant and does not show in the archives. Answers to the question why an exhibition looks a certain way and the reasons for the choice of final content cannot be found in the kept material. The context, material which connects the exhibition and the museum with surrounding circumstances and society, is also lost. The study also shows the fact that the way one considers the work of filing material differs depending on individual and that previous knowledge is of vital importance for commitment to the task. A common understanding for the persons interviewed here is that the archival task consumes time and energy from what they consider their main task. (Less)
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author
Franzén, Sofie LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Documenting an exhibition : a case study focusing on the selection of exhibition documentation for the archive and attitudes surrounding the archival function in a museum
course
ABMM23 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
museer, appraisal, konstutställningar, arkiv, arkivvetenskap, ABM
language
Swedish
id
1611952
date added to LUP
2010-08-25 15:44:25
date last changed
2014-04-11 14:16:29
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis has been to examine the process of what material produced in the course of creating an exhibition that is considered worth keeping. The study has also intended to get an insight into attitudes and thoughts surrounding the archival function in the museum context. The result has been analyzed with basis in archival theory. Especially appraisal theory has been of great importance to contextualize the museum practice.
To investigate these issues a case study of the exhibition Med annan blick – Modernismen at Malmö Art Museum has been conducted and the following research questions were used: What material is kept, what is not and why? What information can be found in the material? What aspects have been lost? For whom is the material intended? What role does the archive play and what position does it have in the museum?
These questions have been answered by performing interviews and studying the material intended for the archive as well as the guidelines for the organization to follow regarding these issues.
The study has showed that focus lies, both considering the filed material and the organization as whole, at the final result. The process of reaching this result is not that significant and does not show in the archives. Answers to the question why an exhibition looks a certain way and the reasons for the choice of final content cannot be found in the kept material. The context, material which connects the exhibition and the museum with surrounding circumstances and society, is also lost. The study also shows the fact that the way one considers the work of filing material differs depending on individual and that previous knowledge is of vital importance for commitment to the task. A common understanding for the persons interviewed here is that the archival task consumes time and energy from what they consider their main task.},
  author       = {Franzén, Sofie},
  keyword      = {museer,appraisal,konstutställningar,arkiv,arkivvetenskap,ABM},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att arkivera en utställning : en fallstudie med fokus på urval och attityder kring utställningsdokumentation och arkivverksamhet på ett konstmuseum},
  year         = {2010},
}