Saturday, 1 January 2011

Publication Review | Camping and Tramping Through the Colonial Archive: The Museum in Malaya

As seen in The Business Times, 19 November 2010
Art of museum curating 
by Cheah Ui-Hoon
FOR museum-goers, the tendency - once there are many imported 'blockbuster' museum exhibitions in town - is to go with a view to be wowed by the 'rare' or unique artefacts themselves. When it comes to never-before-seen photographs, we're often interested in what information it contains in there, as it represents a visually historical snapshot; or with artefacts, it's either the beauty or its rarity that we esteem.
How often do we judge an exhibition by the way it's curated and the questions it poses, which is where the real value-add lies? Perhaps the questions we should be asking is....

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