Research Report

Profusion in Museums – A Report on Contemporary Collecting



Morgan J, Macdonald S & Fredheim H (2018) Profusion in Museums – A Report on Contemporary Collecting. AHRC. York, UK.

First paragraph: PROFUSION is one of four themes in the Heritage Futures research project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The term, Profusion, was chosen as one that communicates that there is a lot of something, without implying whether that is a good or a bad thing. Within the Heritage Futures project, Profusion is investigated within households and museums. We are interested in how people make decisions about what to keep and what to get rid of – especially everyday objects from the more recent past.

FundersArts and Humanities Research Council
Publication date31/12/2018
Publication date online31/12/2018
Publisher URL…seums_report.pdf
Place of publicationYork, UK

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Dr Jennie Morgan

Dr Jennie Morgan

Senior Lecturer, History