Presentation on theme: "15th September 2010 City Walls and Museum Windows: Making a Methodology to Study Museum Work"— Presentation transcript:
15th September 2010 City Walls and Museum Windows: Making a Methodology to Study Museum Work Emiles@museumoflondon.org
Outline My research methods in context Overview of research methods Case study – Installation and Participant Observation
Argument External influences Need to be flexible but tactical Revising the methodology a way to do this carefully
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My research Quite often decisions were made in the tea-room, or passing in the corridor... That was how it had to happen and how it had to evolve, and thats where the project comes alive. If youre just reading project reports its seems quite statistical, quite regimented and it was never like that at meetings. There would always be tense moments, conflict, laughs a lot of the time, so many people just having fun really. But all of that you would never get from reading minutes, or the statistics of how many objects are in the galleries (Project Assistant, interview, 2/6/10) Average Day at the Museum: The Year's Work: Annual Report to the Board of Trustees and Corporation Members of the Museum of Modern Art for the Year June 30, 1939–July 1, 1940. Annual reports 1931–40. MoMA Archives
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