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dc.contributor.author Luyt, Brendan
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-26T08:09:50Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-26T08:09:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2010
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Luyt, B. (2010). Collectors and collecting for the Raffles Museum in Singapore : 1920 to 1940. Library and Information History, 26(3), 183-195.
dc.identifier.issn 1758-3489
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/6448
dc.description.abstract The study of museums as part of society has been underway for some time now and a number of pioneering and insightful works have been written on their changing nature and role [1]. I would like in this article to add to this body of literature through the example of one museum director’s efforts at expanding the collection of his institution (the Raffles Museum in Singapore) in the 1920s and 1930s. In particular, I wish to show how the social relationships that make much collecting possible are structured around the exchange of tangible and non-tangible resources. Given that much of the literature on museums tends to reflect the experiences of the imperial or white settler societies (UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand), my focus on the Raffles Museum has the added benefit of exploring an under-examined geographical area [2].
dc.format.extent 14 p.
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Library and information history
dc.subject DRNTU::Visual arts and music::Art museums and galleries.
dc.title Collectors and collecting for the Raffles Museum in Singapore : 1920 to 1940
dc.type Journal Article
dc.contributor.school Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/175834810X12731358995235
dc.description.version Accepted version
dc.identifier.rims 153929

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