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Museology, or museum studies (also known in older sources as museography), is the study of museums, museum curation, and how museums developed into their institutional role in education through social and political forces.
“ Professionalism is like love: it is made up of the constant flow of little bits of proof that testify to devotion and care. Everything else is pretension or incompetence. ”
“ Visitors say, 'Real shrunken heads! Wow! How were they made? By slitting the skin, taking out the skull and brains and steaming them with hot sand? Gross!' But what no one asks is: how did they get here? What are they doing hanging up in a university museum in the south of England? Once you start to answer that question, you realize that shrunken heads like these are a product as much of European curiosity, European taste and European purchasing power as they are of an archaic tribal custom. It ...more ”
A place to discuss all the unique aspects of Deaf culture as highlighted in the thriller Silent …more
[close] A place to discuss all the unique aspects of Deaf culture as highlighted in the thriller Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) by Lance & James Morcan. This group can also be an intersection of sorts where Deaf and hearing people can engage and learn from each other.
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[close] “We refuse the general alternative proposed by infinite representation: the indeterminate, the indifferent, the undifferenciated or the difference already determined as negation, implying and enveloping the negative (by the same token, we also refuse the particular alternative: negative of limitation or negative of opposition).” - Gilles Deleuze, Difference and Repetition
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Book club for the Document Academy, an interdisciplinary and international group that explores i…more
[close] Book club for the Document Academy, an interdisciplinary and international group that explores issues around documentation and documents through academic and artistic modes of inquiry. We're currently reading "Indexing It All" by Ron Day. Here's the schedule: August 12-19: Chapter 1 August 19-26: Chapter 2 August 26-September 2: Chapter 3 September 2-9: Chapter 4 September 9-16: Chapter 5 September 16-23: Chapter 6 September 23-30: Chapter 7
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This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underrep…more
[close] This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share “underground knowledge”. This is also a place to discuss the controversial topics explored in The Underground Knowledge Series (non-fiction books) by James Morcan & Lance Morcan as well as the Underground Knowledge podcast show.
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