Why Museums Collect

I found this week’s discussion question very interesting and a touch more complicated that the simplicity of the question implies. Immediately, my mind did summersaults down a kaleidoscopic rabbit hole of related questions. How museums collect, what they do with what’s collected, and how it’s represented, including how collecting caused and continues to cause harm.…

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Week 2: Types of Museums

The origins of the Natural history museum don’t differ too drastically from other types of museums. For instance, both art museums and natural history museums grew out of private collections owned by wealthy individuals during the renaissance, and while art museums grew from galleries and salon, natural history museums grew from the cabinets of curiosities.…

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Hi everybody!

Hello! My name is Xochitl, pronounced So-chee. I am a MFA student in Art with Ceramics and Painting as my primary mediums. I got my BFA from Humboldt State University and grew up in South Central Alaska. I love all things art as well as skiing, doggies, and plants. I have a certification in Museum…

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