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Öppna magasin. Om tillgänglighet, delaktighet och museisamlingar.

Meyer Widengård, Sara Lovisa LU (2012) KULK10 20121
Division of Cultural Management
Abstract
In the last decades of museum policies and practices, the work concerning museum collections has increasingly also become a matter of accessibility for museum visitors. One manifestation of this is to make collections available digitally, but at the same time, many museums also make their collections available physically in the form of visible storage. The latter poses increased risks of damage to objects, and sometimes lead the storage to appear as a branch of the museum, which can be difficult to defend. The purpose of this paper is to reach a deeper understanding of the visible storage’s role and future in today's museum. This is achieved through a case study of Blekinge Museum and its open storage, Rosenholm.
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In the last decades of museum policies and practices, the work concerning museum collections has increasingly also become a matter of accessibility for museum visitors. One manifestation of this is to make collections available digitally, but at the same time, many museums also make their collections available physically in the form of visible storage. The latter poses increased risks of damage to objects, and sometimes lead the storage to appear as a branch of the museum, which can be difficult to defend. The purpose of this paper is to reach a deeper understanding of the visible storage’s role and future in today's museum. This is achieved through a case study of Blekinge Museum and its open storage, Rosenholm.
Besides museological-theoretical perspectives concerning the museum's development towards a place of meaning-making, access to and problematization of collections, and public participation opportunities, an attempt has been made by the author to apply the post-digital perspective of Rasmus Fleischer to the visible storage.
Based on the case study the author suggests that the tension between preserving for eternity and make available to visitors that arises when objects are shown outside the traditional museum narrative and space, can create opportunities to problematize and develop collections in participation with the visitor. The post-digital approach corresponds to the importance of accessible information and communication in order to take advantage of these opportunities, and demonstrates the potential for the visible storage to form an analogue room for negotiations on the objects, which Blekinge Museum, to some extent, has opened up on a digital level through social media.
As the case study is limited to Rosenholm, its results cannot be directly transferred to other institutions with visible storages, but should be followed by further comparative studies. Additional suggestion for further research is to apply the post-digital perspective to other museological contexts. (Less)
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author
Meyer Widengård, Sara Lovisa LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Visible storage. On accessibility, participation and museum collections.
course
KULK10 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Collections management, Visible storage, Museology, Culture Management, Postdigitalitet, Deltagande, Digitalisering, Tillgänggörande, Samlingshantering, Öppna magasin, Kulturadministration, Museologi, Accessibility, Digitalisation, Visitor participation, Postdigitality.
language
Swedish
id
3050557
date added to LUP
2012-09-14 08:45:47
date last changed
2014-05-16 14:35:04
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  abstract     = {In the last decades of museum policies and practices, the work concerning museum collections has increasingly also become a matter of accessibility for museum visitors. One manifestation of this is to make collections available digitally, but at the same time, many museums also make their collections available physically in the form of visible storage. The latter poses increased risks of damage to objects, and sometimes lead the storage to appear as a branch of the museum, which can be difficult to defend. The purpose of this paper is to reach a deeper understanding of the visible storage’s role and future in today's museum. This is achieved through a case study of Blekinge Museum and its open storage, Rosenholm.
Besides museological-theoretical perspectives concerning the museum's development towards a place of meaning-making, access to and problematization of collections, and public participation opportunities, an attempt has been made by the author to apply the post-digital perspective of Rasmus Fleischer to the visible storage.
Based on the case study the author suggests that the tension between preserving for eternity and make available to visitors that arises when objects are shown outside the traditional museum narrative and space, can create opportunities to problematize and develop collections in participation with the visitor. The post-digital approach corresponds to the importance of accessible information and communication in order to take advantage of these opportunities, and demonstrates the potential for the visible storage to form an analogue room for negotiations on the objects, which Blekinge Museum, to some extent, has opened up on a digital level through social media.
As the case study is limited to Rosenholm, its results cannot be directly transferred to other institutions with visible storages, but should be followed by further comparative studies. Additional suggestion for further research is to apply the post-digital perspective to other museological contexts.},
  author       = {Meyer Widengård, Sara Lovisa},
  keyword      = {Collections management,Visible storage,Museology,Culture Management,Postdigitalitet,Deltagande,Digitalisering,Tillgänggörande,Samlingshantering,Öppna magasin,Kulturadministration,Museologi,Accessibility,Digitalisation,Visitor participation,Postdigitality.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Öppna magasin. Om tillgänglighet, delaktighet och museisamlingar.},
  year         = {2012},
}