Temporary Exhibitions: Changing Perspectives

  • Robert Aldrich


Museums devoted to fine arts, ethnography, the military or other themes are repositories of art, artefacts and objects considered sacred by groups that wish to commemorate their history and culture. However, museums alter dramatically as old institutions close and new ones open, acquisitions are made and occasionally objects are ‘deaccessioned’, collections rotate from storage rooms to galleries, and curatorial policies change. The metamorphosis reflects evolving attitudes towards the themes and items on display, as well as the form of presentation: the result is regular rearrangement of ‘permanent’ exhibitions.


Collective Memory Colonial Period Bare Bosom Colonial History Colonial Past 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Aldrich
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  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia

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