Special Collection: Voices in (and around) the museum

The Story of a Visit

Seph Rodney


This article is comes out of a seminar series given at UCL in 2011. It deals with the notion of the 'voice' within the museum. That is, the article adresses a particular story of the discovery of the author's own individual voice through being socialized by the museum. The author details the means and results of this socialization and then claims that his biography, an inspirational story about the museum, is being coopted. He argues that those who believe the museum should act as a mechanism of social inclusion and rescue for the disfranchised use a story of personal transformation to support policies of social intervention by museums.

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How to cite: Rodney, S 2012. The Story of a Visit. Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies 10(1):72-78, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/jcms.1011212

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Published on 19 November 2012.

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