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Ghosts in the machine: The artistic intervention as a site of museum collaboration-accommodation in recent curatorial practice

CR Marshall

The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum | Common Ground Research Networks | Published : 2012


The primacy of the traditional museum installation of more or less unmediated artifacts set within serried ranks of dusty vitrines has been challenged in recent years by an increasing range of alternative exhibition strategies aimed at reframing museum collections along more engaging and contemporary lines. Of particular interest in this respect has been the trend towards utilizing artist commissions or artistically inspired displays as a means of opening up contemporary museums to a more poetic or even mysteriously immersive museum visit. By focusing on a series of recent high profile 'intervention' case studies, the article will consider just what is at stake when visitors are presented wi..

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