Thursday, May 16, 2013

TED's talk: Weaving narratives in museum galleries by Thomas P. Campbell, director MET

I have been watching some TED's talks that develop the notion of narration and came across this one about interpretation  and constructing narratives in the museum, by MET's director, Thomas P. Campbell.  One of the interesting quotes was about the encounter between visitors and real objets in the museum:

“Bringing people face to face with [museum] objects is a way of bringing them face to face with people across time, across space, whose lives may have been very different to our own.” 

"As the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Thomas P. Campbell thinks deeply about curating—not just selecting art objects, but placing them in a setting where the public can learn their stories. With glorious images, he shows how his curation philosophy works for displaying .....  (from TED's website)

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