Morgan J (2020) Doomed?. In: Heritage Futures: Comparative Approaches to Natural and Cultural Heritage Practices. London: UCL Press, pp. 238-248. https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787356009
First paragraph: As we saw at the end of Chapter 13, sending items from a home to a museum is a way of removing them from one’s immediate surroundings, but it is certainly not about stopping them from being kept for the future. On the contrary, it is a way of trying to ensure that they endure for longer than things usually do in domestic time frames, for ‘the future’ in domestic temporalities is usually only envisaged, if at all, as at most a generation or two. Museums, by contrast, promise a longer, generally unspecified, future – ‘for posterity’; a future, moreover, in which objects will be valued as official heritage.
|Funders||Arts and Humanities Research Council|
|Publication date online||20/07/2020|
|Place of publication||London|