Posts tagged with "artifacts"

Thinking About My Favorite Things:  My mother's handmade baskets
Activities · 08-10-2016
Many of my favorite things are priceless, yet they are worth little money. I value them for sentimental reasons. Some played important roles in my life, like my first stuffed animal. Others are associated with beloved family members, like my mother’s handmade baskets or family photos. We learn much about the world through the objects we save and treasure. An object’s sentimental or symbolic significance reveals our customs, interests, values, and traditions. Examining the role of...

The Definition of a Museum
Museums · 09-23-2013
"The definition of a museum has evolved, in line with developments in society." Museum professionals have struggled over the definition, which often centers on things. Do the objects have to be real? What about living things: animals, plants, fish? Do museums have to display objects? What about a place that stores memories or a living history center? The following group definitions are from college undergraduates in response to the question, "What is a museum?" The definitions were created...

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