Respond to all of the following in your initial post:
From Alexander reading:
Who does Alexander describe as defining a museum collection and how? Do you agree?
From Curtis reading:
How does this essay complicate the goals of the universal museum? How is the universal museum defined by the author?
Would you agree that art collected from an earlier era (pg. 75) should be viewed in light of different sensitivities and values reflective of that era? Why or why not?
Similarly, in the conclusion Curtis notes 4 ways in which museums can handle repatriation…which of these 4 would you endorse? Or would you endorse more than one and why?
From the Art and Craft documentary
With which protagonist do you relate, Mark Landis or Matthew Leininger? Was the work of Landis a real threat to authorship and authenticity?
Documentary: Art and Craft: What’s It Take to Catch a Fake? (2015)
Alexander, Museums in Motion Chapter 8: “To Collect” p. 203-227