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  • Part 1 National voices: the Great Exhibition of 1851, London, is created-- the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857 is organized-- the South Kensington Market Museum is established-- Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks is appointed to the British Museum-- the National Portrait Gallery, London, comes into being in 1856-- the India Museum experiences mixed fortures-- the Germanische Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg is formed-- museums in the colony of Victoria, Australia, are established, 1857-61-- the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, comes into being-- the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is established-- the Philadelphia Museum of Arts is created. Part 2 Institutional declarations: Augustus Henry Pitt-Rivers describes classification and typology-- the Musee d'Ethnographie, Paris, makes its first collections, 1877-78-- the British Museum debates its collecting and exhibitions policy, 1885-- the public are encouraged to participate in collecting natural history specimens-- the press pleads for public support for expanding the collections of the American Museum of Natural History, 1895-- collecting for natural history exhibitions in late 19th-century Melbourne enjoys popular support-- children are inspired to collect-- the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, gathers its first collections-- Lord Leverhulme describes the benefit of public art collections, 1915. Part 3 Voices from the beyond: Giovannie Battista Belzoni discovers the tomb of Seti I in the Valley of the Kings-- Amelia Edwards becomes a female scholar and popularizer-- Marianne Brocklehurst sails up the Nile-- Austen Henry Layard excavates Nineveh and Babylon-- Sir John Savile Lumley investigates the temple of Artemis at Nemi, Italy-- officers fo teh Royal Navy encounter the Inuit-- Charles Roach Smith becomes the London archaeologist-- Hugh Alderson Fawcett achieves a remarkable collection-- the Harpur Crewe family and Calke Abbey, Derbyshire-- Charles Paget Wade creates Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire-- the phrenologists collect heads-- "Punch" reflects society back at itself. (Part contents.).
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  • Part 1 Talk betwen men and women: GS, the butterfly collector-- LM and his wife, the Inuit print collectors-- Lou, the strawberry collector-- Randy, the musical instrument collector-- the fridge magnet collector-- the jugs and china pieces collector-- the motor cycle rally badges collector-- the stones and rocks collector-- the Hornby collectors' club-- a walk down Lilliput Lane-- collecting food and drink-- sad find of a birds' egg collector-- collecting as underground activity. Part 2 Consuming voices: metal detectorists and treasure hunters-- magazines for collectors-- children's leagues, rings, clubs and circles-- collectors find guidance - the Robertson's Golly Handbook-- the consuming media-- clubbing together - the Clarice Cliff collectors club-- collectors' clubs as commercial venture-- dealing-- the people's show - towards a more democratic museum?-- club collects new members-- collectors on the Internet-- the Corgi Heritage Centre. Part 3 Talking collectibles: don't ask why, just put a lid on it - Tupperware-- searching for identity in antiques markets-- make the most of car-boot sales-- u100m sector feeds our past to the addicts-- a symphony of shimmering beauty-- Eggberts - a nest full of funny collectables-- Beanie Baby update-- welcome to McDonald's-- exclusive first editions subcriber offer-- under the counter-- "Star Wars"-- sell it while it's hot, collect it when it's not. Part 4 Collecting stories: J.R. Tolkien - "The Silmarillion"-- Patricia Wentworth -"The Brading Collection" and Michael Innes - "A Connoisseur's Case"-- John Fowles - "The Collector"-- Georges Perec - "Things"-- Yury Dombrovsky - "The Keeper of Antiquities"-- Brian Moore - "The Great Victorian Collection"-- Judith Krantz - "Scruples"-- Umberto Eco - "The Name of the Rose" and "Foucault's Pendulum"-- Barbara Pym - "Quartet in Autumn"-- Bruce Chatwin - "Utz"-- A.S. Byatt -"Morpho Eugenia"-- Kate Atkinson - "Behind the Scenes at the Museum"-- Tibor Fischer - "The Collector Collector"-- Patricia Cornwell - "Point of Origin". Part 5 Discourses of possibility: Mr. Opie's obsession-- "vorsprung durch" shopping-- London's toy museum to be broken up-- the lite fantastic-- for your amusement-- Second World War's modern-day hero-- written on the body-- the numbers game-- beach-gems power revival of jet age in Whitby-- Q -it began in the UK - then the Americans bought up all the talent -what is it?-- stars of light-- all our yesterdays. Part 6 Future voices: Ward Harrison - celebrity scavenger-- historians agog over can labels-- Victorian harvest of history-- doll collector for 70 years-- some correspondence with spoon collectors-- badges discovery gave resturanteur food for thought-- "collected"-- "maybe" at the Serpentine-- artistic interventions-- massacre at Wounded Knee-- collecting as news-- time capsules - collecting for the millennium.
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The study of collection is a growth point in cultural studies, conceived a a study of practice, of the ways in which people make sense of the world by bringing elements together. This volume focuses on 19th and earlier 20th-century collectors, roughly spanning 1835 to 1960. The essence of the imperial theme is described as a belief in the real, a confidence in the positivist, essential nature of things. The belief in the sovereignty of reason and its potential to command nature fuelled both the scientific expertise of the time and the "can-do" technology upon with both global communication and industrial development depended. Interwined with this was the steady shift from the production of material as a way of life to that of consumption. This shift created the lavishly over-furnished homes of middle-class Britain and the elaborate lifestyle based upon many sets of thing.s.
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This volume focuses on the nature and study of collectors and collecting in the closing decades of the 20th century, from 1960 onwards. Concentrating on contemporary or "new" collecting", this volume explores new trends in collecting, which digress from the "old collecting" conventions of antiques and fine art, to the discovery of value in objects such as milk bottles and telephone cards. The study of a number of "contemporary voices" shows that trends in these generations differ from those of previous ones. It is not so much the exotic or "other" which attracts the modern collecting sensibility, but rather the material culture which symbolises our everyday life.
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