Collection as (Re)assemblage: refreshing museum archaeology

  title={Collection as (Re)assemblage: refreshing museum archaeology},
  author={Chris Wingfield},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  pages={594 - 607}
ABSTRACT A number of recent publications, including a recent special issue of World Archaeology, have engaged with museum collections as assemblages that can be studied productively. This paper attempts to refigure ‘collection’ and ‘assemblage’ as action nouns, in order to explore the role these processes can have in generating understandings of the past, especially within museum settings. While nineteenth-century projects involving collecting and assemblage contributed fundamental disciplinary… Expand
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