Tuesday, September 23, 2008


The above is an article reviewing the Brooklyn Children's museum. I thought it was apropos of the reading, since Levine analyzes the clientele of museums of the 19th century.

This reading displays the pros and cons of trying to display objects of the world without the typical categorizations of era, place in time, and place of origin. Instead of displaying a piece from Nigeria as being from Nigeria, and of a certain time, it instead tries to say - isn't this neat? again, without classifying it.

Often museum displays say much about the clientele it is trying to attract. I just it was interesting reading a review for something that is targetting toddlers. :-)

No comments: