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2009-01-07Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/8648
Unpacked: The collections of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
dc.contributor.authorRuisinger, Marion Maria
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T21:31:26Z
dc.date.available2017-06-16T21:31:26Z
dc.date.created2009-01-07
dc.date.issued2009-01-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/9300
dc.description.abstractThe Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany, holds about 17 scientific collections. Some of them have been established only recently, others date back to the very foundation of the university in 1743 or even have their roots in the Kunst- und Wunderkammern of the Margraves of Ansbach and Bayreuth. The collections differ not only with regard to their history, but also concerning their size, accessibility and presentation and the extent to which they are utilised for academic teaching and research. // In spite of these differences, the collections show common characteristics as well: First, they all contain three-dimensional objects which have an immense potential for the communication of science and for the representation of the university to the public. Second, the objects are all subject to fairly similar problems regarding the basic museological tasks of collecting, preserving, researching on and presenting them. // Given these shared needs and opportunities, the curators of the collections organised themselves into a working group about three years ago. As a first step, information material (leaflet, set of postcards) was published and an information platform (www.sammlungen.uni-erlangen.de) was established. In the summer term 2007, with the support of the university's administration, the working group mounted a campaign to inform the general public about the widely unknown treasures of the university’s collections. This campaign used different ways and means to achieve its aim. // This paper presents the central event of this campaign, the exhibition “Unpacked: The collections of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg”. The project faced the problem of putting 17 collections on the scene without creating an "omnium gatherum". The paper focuses, therefore, on the concept of the exhibition. And it poses the final question "What to do next?" One answer could be the formation of a nationwide "task force on university collections" for the discussion of common problems and possible solutions.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInternational Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
dc.subjectUniversity of Erlangen-Nurembergeng
dc.titleUnpacked: The collections of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
dc.typearticle
dc.subtitleAn exhibition and more
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-10095019
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-10096850
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/8648
local.edoc.container-titleProceedings of the 7th Conference of the International Committee of ICOM for University Museums and Collections, Vienna, 19th-24th August 2007
local.edoc.pages6
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local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-volume2008
local.edoc.container-issue1
local.edoc.container-year2008
local.edoc.container-firstpage61
local.edoc.container-lastpage66
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2590340-8

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