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Agile objects

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In this article, the authors argue that the art-historical canon, however it is construed, has little relevance to the selection of objects for museum-based teaching. Their contention is that all objects are fundamentally agile and capable of interrogation from any number of disciplinary standpoints, and that the canon of museum education, therefore, consists in the entire contents of the museum. The article seeks to define the quality of agility in objects and discusses the selection of mate...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/10598650.2017.1336369

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Gardens, Libraries and Museums
Department:
Ashmolean Museum
Oxford college:
Somerville College
ORCID:
0000-0002-6792-0384
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Museum Education Journal website
Volume:
42
Issue:
3
Pages:
248-257
Publication date:
2017-07-03
Acceptance date:
2017-05-01
DOI:
EISSN:
2051-6169
ISSN:
1059-8650
Pubs id:
pubs:713152
URN:
uri:bbceeeeb-6d68-4337-8452-3b0d31388895
UUID:
uuid:bbceeeeb-6d68-4337-8452-3b0d31388895
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pubs:713152

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