Significant Objects

Bearing in mind the really interesting discussions that were had in the Think Tank this evening (thanks to Jen and Julia and all the students, Masters and PhD, who took part) I thought that this might be of interest to you all.


Amy said…
Ah - you pipped me to the post! I was midway writing a post about the 'Significant Objects' projects - here are/were my initial thoughts:

What makes an object significant?

Its looks, or its back-story?

All this has implications for how objects are interpreted in museums and galleries. How do we make a object meaningful for audiences, how do we engage their attention? We learn aesthetic appreciation, but social connection is inherent and instinctive. Significant Objects suggests that spurious or genuine, it is this human aspect that most appeals.

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