In doing so it explores issues including the relationship between storage and canonization the politics of collecting the use of museum storage as a form of censorship the architectural character of storage space and the economic and epistemic value of museum objects. Museum storage and meaning tales from the crypt edited by mirjam brusius and kavita singh series routledge research in museum studies beyond their often beautiful exhibition halls many museums contain vast hidden spaces in which objects may be stored conserved or processed. Museum storage and meaning tales from the crypt museum storage and meaning tales from the crypt edited by mirjam brusius kavita singh and the meaning of storage and display in the case of sacred artefacts such as buddhist relics that were in their original context not meant to be seen . The binary between display and backstage of museums has previously evoked the assumption that the exhibition area functions as a kind of theatre with objects perform on stage while in the back they are processed from their existence as a mere thing to a proper artefact. The edited volume museum storage and meaning tales from the crypt is a strong intervention in this discourse turning attention to the vast reserve collections of museums can cause a shift in our understanding of the process scope and meaning of museum collections and how we will understand and study them in the future
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