2005-01-01Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/8581
Museum exhibitions and the consecrated object
Silva, Mauricio Candido da
The purpose of this paper is to present some ideas on museum exhibitions and aspects of significance of the museum object. It aims at understanding the changes in meaning intrinsic to a museum object—the different meanings resulting from museological processes in its institutional life. The object selected for this study was an archaeological vestige, a human skull called Miss Sambaqui, belonging to the collection of the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. This research tested the proposition that when the same museological object is submitted to various exhibitions that belong to different kinds of scientific museum collections they reveal fresh, new values about the object.
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