Collecting the home in different ways: SAMDOK's ethnographic method compared to other approaches

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Abstract

Many museums collect contemporary objects, stories, images and sounds. But reasoned policies and procedures are very often lacking. And – given the uniquely detailed record of contemporary life recorded by today's ubiquitous media – how best are museums to record and present contemporary life in their collections? This chapter discusses different approaches to collecting, recording and documenting the home. It considers methods in museums and methods used in the subject areas known as Everyday Life Studies and Material Culture Studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollecting the Contemporary: A Handbook for Social History Museums
EditorsR Rhys, Z Baveystock
Place of PublicationEdinburgh and Boston
PublisherMuseumsEtc
Pages107-209
ISBN (Print)9781910144282
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Contemporary collecting
  • museum
  • home

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    Purkis, H. (2014). Collecting the home in different ways: SAMDOK's ethnographic method compared to other approaches. In R. Rhys, & Z. Baveystock (Eds.), Collecting the Contemporary: A Handbook for Social History Museums (pp. 107-209). MuseumsEtc.